Comment on The Wrong Way To Argue About Assault Weapons by Arch
From Comments for The Captain's Journal
November 26, 2012 - 8:17am
Here's my favorite illustration that gun ownership reduces violent crime:
There is a modern democracy in which the government issues every able bodied man between the ages of 20 and 30 is issued a fully automatic 5.56 mm rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition. He keeps the weapon in his residence and carries it openly in public. When he is discharged from the militia at age 30, he may keep the weapon if he allows the government to modify it from fully automatic (machine gun) to a semiautomatic rifle. Total murder rate among the Swiss is 0.4 per 100,000.
Twenty miles north of here in Birmingham Alabama, gun murders alone are 56 per 100,000.
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