GUN CONTROL IN THE USA A FALLACY OF SELF DEFENSE

THERE ARE NO MEASURABLE VERIFIABLE MEANINGFUL STATISTICAL NUMBERS TO JUSTIFY THE GUN RIGHTS LAWS OR ACTUALLY THE LACK OF GUN CONTROL IN THE USA COMPARED TO OTHER WEALTHY COUNTRIES AND OTHER CIVILIZED CULTURED SO CALLED DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES OF OUR WORLD.

 

This is what is being written about it today:
 FRUM: We can prevent mass shootings. “There is of course no ‘one law’ that would prevent all gun massacres, any more than there is ‘one law’ that would eliminate all house fires, all fatal car crashes, or all smoking deaths. Yet American society has made amazing progress at enhancing citizen safety against fires, car crashes, and smoking. It’s true that ‘no one thing’ did it. It would have been utterly false to predict ‘nothing’ could do it. So with guns. … Even as crime rates decline, not only in the U.S. but in all developed countries, the United States continues to suffer mass casualty gun massacres with a frequency seen nowhere else in the developed world: 133 between 2000 and 2014, as compared to 3 in Canada, 2 in Australia, and 1 in the United Kingdom, according to one global survey.” The Atlantic.
RENNIE: Gun control is politically impossible in the United States. “Americans of different political beliefs live ever-more different lives. That adds an element of raw tribalism to what should be dispassionate questions of public policy. Guns are a grim example. Consider polls that show Americans are becoming more hostile to gun control, and more willing to say that guns are necessary for self-defence. The headline numbers are striking enough. But as so often with headline numbers, they conceal vast and widening gaps between different regions, races and classes. … Whites are almost twice as likely as blacks and Hispanics to say it is more important to protect gun rights than to control access to guns. Those living in rural areas and Americans living in the South and Midwest are far keener on guns than those in the north-east. Post-graduates are much keener on gun control than those with high school educations alone. … Questions over guns are becoming questions of identity.” The Economist.
The bottom line is that besides the hatred spawned by racist symbols and the bigotry and separatism harbored in parts of the USA as long as the means to express those feeling with such arms and ammunition that can wreak so much havoc are at large things will get worse not better and we must address these laws and weapons and change both the culture and sense of entitlement to be armed to the teeth to go to war with our surroundings at a drop of a hat!

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