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99. Questions firearm prohibitionists can't answer




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This article is from the can.talk.guns FAQ, by Skeeter Abell-Smith ab133@sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca with numerous contributions by others.

99. Questions firearm prohibitionists can't answer


Even though the "suicide with firearms" rate is higher in the US, why is
Canada's overall suicide rate higher than the overall US rate ?

Why is the homicide rate in Canada now DOUBLE what it was back (pre-1963)
when persons with a clean criminal and psychiatric record could legally
acquire nearly anything, including machine guns?

Why is Canada's NON-firearm homicide rate also lower than the US rate?
Shouldn't only the firearm rate be lower? If it really was "access to
guns", shouldn't the Canadian non-firearm homicide rate be higher than the
US rate? Why has Canada's homicide rate ALWAYS been lower than the US
rate?

Why is US homicide rate similar to the Canadian rate if you remove
Washington DC and all cities larger than the largest Canadian cities?

Why has the Canadian violent crime rate increased over 500% since 1962
(when anti-gun laws were much less strict)? Why has it been increasing
more rapidly than the US rate?

Why are states with laxer laws the ones with lower crime and homicide
rates? Why are the ones that ban/restrict civilian ownership the worst?

Why do the states bordering on Canada have lower murder rates than their
Canadian neighbours (except where their laws are stricter)? Why does
Washington, D.C., which has banned handguns and other firearms since 1976,
have a murder rate 8 times the national average while the surrounding
area, with liberal gun laws, has a murder rate _half_ the US average?

Why did Florida (and many other new CCW states) not experience the
predicted "blood baths" when citizens were allowed to carry concealed
firearms?

Why are Switzerland and Norway so peaceful when they have as many firearms
per person as the US?

 

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