the Larry wrote:There is certainly no denying that guns in the home and guns easily purchasable dramatically increases violent crimes particularly 'rage type' crimes where somebody completely normal looses it and in that few minutes or hours commits a crime he will regret all his life. A crime he would have never committed wouldn't firearms be that accessible.
However, the availability of guns can't be the full answer. I personally believe that there is something in the culture of America, but I can't really put my finger on it, that causes a violent crime death rate unlike any other developed country in the world. I don't have the current numbers at hand but if I remember correctly then every 6 minutes or so a person dies a violent crime death in the US. It is staggering. The USA is a leading nation in so many things, but when it comes to prevention of violent crimes they are doing something awfully wrong.
Just for you. While I agree that you can never call back a bullet fired in anger, the same can be said of the swing of a fis, bat or toss of a knife. To extrapolate that ;to mean these things should be "unavailable", is nonsense.
Your comment, "There is certainly no denying that guns in the home and guns easily purchasable dramatically increases violent crimes...", is patently false. Check your facts and you will see that Washington DC is the highest violent crime rate and the strictest gun laws and cities where is was actually made mandatory to carry a gun the gun crime rate is way down. FBI statistics support this across the board.
Much of the "Gun Crime" in the US is drug and gang business, not just mom's and pop's loosing it. Much perpetrated by illegal aliens and their relatives. Remove that, and the numbers drop considerably.