Renegades Hang wrote on Apr 6, 2023, 18:48:
Hey man, that's just the price we pay for freedom. Nothing we can do about it.
The places that don't allow guns may not have as many mass shootings (though 77 people were killed in the 2011 Norway attack, a country with exceedingly strict gun control, in the deadliest known mass murder committed by a lone gunman in modern history), but they still have mass attacks. They have more bombings/arson than we do. Bombs are easy to make. Anybody who does basic chemistry can figure that out. The 2003 Daegu subway fire in South Korea is the deadliest mass murder committed by a single perpetrator where 192 people died and 151 others were injured. How many times have we seen now from Japan and China where there's been mass stabbings where they've killed 20+ people with knives? We have trucks now as the new favorite. We've seen that repeatedly in European countries that have extremely strict gun control. The 2016 Nice, France truck attack killed 86 and injured 458. This is why guns don't kill people, people kill people. People who want to take out a large group of people will do it even without a gun, and they can do so easily.
People get hung up on the tool because they want something easy to blame. They want an easy solution. And there is no one, easy solution.
The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings
Do Mass Shootings Only Happen in the US?
Statistically speaking, stricter gun laws correlate to lower gun homicides and suicides
. There's just no getting around those numbers.
The states that impose the most restrictions on gun users also have the lowest rates of gun-related deaths, while states with fewer regulations typically have a much higher death rate from guns.Comparing the US to Europe
The IHME compared the 2019 murder rates from firearms — not just handguns, as Hayes said — between countries across the globe. Among the findings is that the firearm homicide rate in the U.S. was 22 times larger than in the European Union as a whole.
As for "guns don't matter because there are lots of ways to kill people," guns make it much easier to kill and commit crime in general. Europe's murder rate is much, much lower
than the US. That's not entirely due to differences in gun laws, but it plays a huge part.
U.S. crime rates for the three violent crimes homicide, rape, robbery) were several times higher than the averages for reporting European countries. The U.S. homicide rate was 10.5-7.9 per 100,000 population compared to Europe's less than 2 per 100,000.
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