The McGill International Review has an item up titled “A Bleak Look At America’s Gun Control Issue.
The item starts with the basic extreme Socialist position that restrictions on civilian ownership and possession of firearms is a good thing. Obviously, neither the authors of the editors have ever topped to consider whether the Fascisto=Communist dogma is correct or not.
The hcart below is from a Univeristy of Padual study titled “Reversal of Misfortune, a sstudy of the rise in crime in Europe as crime rates in America declined.” The last time I looked, the stuy was still available to anyone with EU 35 who can read Italian. Perhaps less expensively, a European used magazine dealer or perhaps a very large library may be able to provide a copy of the French magazine, Contrepoint, from about teen years ago with a lengthy review of the study.
With that, here is ne of the many charts documenting the decline of US crime rates and European crime rates, as we relaxed our gun laws and Europe strengthened theirs:
This chart is revealing – but that soaring line that represents the UK crime rate has a very definite reason for soaring. The passage of a near total ban on firearms after the 1998 Dunblane School Massacre. here is a close up:
That indicated decline at the right side did not in fact occur, by the way, but continued to climb to an official rate of 2900 per 100,000 population.
And here is the chart for the US, where relaxed gun laws, primarily “must issue” Concealed Carry Weapons permits, cut our murder and violent crime rates by 40 percent in five calendar years. Unfortunately, resistance stiffened and it took 15 years to cut crime to half what it was in 1993, but we did that as well.
Of course, that is only a representative selection, no the twenty charts it takes to establish something to a scientific certainty, but there are hundreds of charts showing the actual results of literally thousands of political divisions scattered through the posts here.
They all show the same thing. Restrictive gun laws and gun ban campaigns drive crime rates up, while permissive gun laws drive crime rates down. In fact, the red columns in the US chart show the increase the result of the latest ban campaign, which began in 2013, while the gold column is the estimated result of those campaigns for 2017.
So why a a “bleak” look at American gun control. We have a lot of guns, and as a result we have a crime rate that is far below the actual world mean. England once had, and could have again, crime rates as low as America, if they were willing to reverse course on guns and go back to the laws that prevailed in 1880. so could France, Germany, Russia, and anywhere else cursed with restrictive gun laws.
And I have the carts and data to prove it.