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Gun Crime Soars in England Where Guns Are Banned

jesparza Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 10:27 PM
Violent crime (not just gun crime) has always been lower in the uk than the US for two centuries, so comparing the overall totals doesn't prove either point. What is interesting and should be looked at are the respective trends in violent crime rates. In the US, violent crime rates have been continuing to go down every year, despite the increase of firearm ownership and and states that allow concealed weapons permits. Source the FBI crime statistics. Violent crime rates in the UK have been increasing. source the home office UK. Not just gun crime, ALL violent crime.

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...