Friday, August 19, 2005

Canada is a scary place

Don't believe me? Well, how about this little tidbit; they have a " violent-crime rate of 963 per 100,000 in 2003, a rate about twice the U.S.'s (which is 475)". Of course, they are blaming America. Unfortunately, they are talking out of their arses on that one, since they don't even know how many guns were seized in violent crime, let alone where the guns came from (if they were smuggled from the US). I'm gonna guess they got the guns from the same place they got the drugs, which is why they have the guns in the first place.

Of course, you could always ban guns - which worked so well in the U.K. (murders are up 54 percent there), and Autralia (where armed robbery is up 74%). It's easy to get the law-abiding citizens to obey the law. It's those pesky criminals that muck things up. Guns are the boogyman, yet when they are banned, gun crime goes UP. Humn.

Read the whole article, on which this rant was based: John R. Lott Jr.