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Piers Morgan Freaks Out, "Do You Want a Tank?"

JohnScooter Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 1:43 PM
Can someone explain why the (white) murder rate is so much higher in the USA than other Western countries? Why don't people murder each other to the same degree overseas?
rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:41 PM
Don't depend too much on skuttlebutt for your view of the world and extrapolate the wrong answers for our little part of it. Beyond that, there is plenty of facts that are ignored on a regular basis in this argument that is forever perpetuated with emotions rather than logic.
jkimbrell236 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:09 PM
I'm sure you have your mind made up already, so why don't you explain it to us?

And while you are at it, please explain why BRITAIN has a worse rate for all types of violent crime than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries. Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union.

Looks like even with their strict gun control, the criminals are flourishing in Britain. Too bad law-abiding citizens can't own guns there...the murder rate would go up, but most of the murdered would be the ones committing the violent crimes. I don't have a problem with that...that is just an occupational hazard for a life of crime.




JohnScooter Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 7:52 AM
Violent crime on all measures is an order of magnitude lower in the UK, and other Western countries compared to the USA. For example, the US homicide rate is 4.8 (per 100,000) compared to the UK which 1.2 (per 100.000). The US rate is 400% higher.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

So, why is violent crime so much higher in the US?

Last night St. Louis radio host Dana Loesch went on CNN to "debate" Piers Morgan about gun control. The problem? Every single time Morgan asked her a question, he rudely interrupted her answer and went on an anti-gun tirade. At the end of the segment, Morgan got so angry that he crumpled a piece of paper and threw it across the desk. Just this week, Loesch explained to Morgan that an AR-15 uses .223 ammo after he said AT-15 rifles use .233 ammo.

"Do you want a tank? DO YOU WANT A TANK?!"

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