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Gun Crime Soars in England Where Guns Are Banned

dnova Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 12:39 AM
it's good somebody crossed out 'new', since the UK data is about 10 years old, but we can still make some comparisons. your data says firearms were used in almost 10,000 crimes during the 12 months ending april 2002. the UK had about 60,000,000 people then, so the rate is around 17 per 100,000. the US rate at the time (from FBI statistics) was almost 40 per 100,000 and declined to about 32 in 2010, so it's still almost double what it was in the UK a decade ago.

Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas gave us an anti-gun lecture two weeks ago during Sunday Night Football, we've heard a lot from progressives like Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and anti-gun advocacy groups about how countries in Europe with strict gun control laws don't have problems with gun crime. We've also heard the reason the United States has a "gun crime problem" is because we allow citizens to own handguns however, the numbers on violent crime committed using a gun tell a different story.

New data out from the UK, where guns are banned, shows gun crime has soared by...