kcarter609 wrote:That's because you fail to see the other side of it. Guns will be in the hands of criminals no matter what the law says, since they don't care. Look at Texas's violent crime statistics, over 60% below the rest of the US because EVERYONE carries a gun there, so hardly anyone is dumb enough to try and murder/rape/whatever. Put people in a place where guns are banned and they will fear nothing and do what they please.
I don't meant this in a rude way, so don't take it that way, but you need to open your thinking on the subject a little more instead of just listening to all the liberal bull**** the media spills
You are missing MY point. I don't get it from liberal media, it's the experience of growing up in a country with a different culture, and one where a document written by a group of men over two hundred years is not considered always right or relevant today.
Re TX: From 2011 FBI figures, FBI â Table 4
Overall Violent Crime: US 386.3 per 100,000 TX: 408.5
Murder/Nonneg Manslaugher: US 4.7, TX 4.4
So MORE violent crime, and yes, doing better on murder, but not 60% less!
In Europe: File:Crimes recorded by the police - Homicide, 2003-2009.PNG - Statistics Explained
Most western european countries, with tight gun control, have homicide rates between 1 and 2.
Put people in a place where guns are banned and they will fear nothing and do what they please.
So try opening YOUR thinking to a more global level instead of believing Talk Radio crap and USA #1 cheerleading!
Or we could go back to discussing credit!