As the old saw has it, “Numbers don’t lie but liars can figure.”
The gun control propagandists have many ways to foo the innocent, and the chart below has been one of the most popular ways, depending on nothing more than public ignorance to succeed. Especially the chart, which is natural sucker bait:
The Census estimates the U.S. population at 326.4 million and the FBI said we had 9.302.000 crimes reported to the police, for an overall crime rate of 9,203,000 crimes, and a rate of 9,850 per 100,000 population.
As the text that went with the original of this chart made clear, the U.K’s [p;oce cpimted 6,525,000 crimes among 63 million people, for an overall crime rate of approximately 6,005 police reported crimes per 100,000 population. So while the U.K. has far fewer reported crimes, the rate per 100,000 population is far higher than the US.
Germany reportedly has a population of 80,800,000 and the chart says 6,508,000 crimes reported by the police. That is a rate of 8123 crimes per 100,000 population, very much higher than the US overall crime rate, includig property crime, violent crime, and white collar crime.
Obviously, the figures do not lie but the gun ban crowd keep a very sharp pencil that does their tale tellling for them.
So the bottom lne is this. When you calculate the crime rates instead of widely disparate population numbers, every restrictive gun law in the 5223 year history of such laws has failed to make anyone safer, reduce crime, or do anyhin a sane person would consider good.