Yes the homicide rate in the United States is substantially higher. But only because of the first amendment freedom of speech. If some people would just shut and not piss everyone off they would not be getting shot!Yes however civilisation has progressed over 300+ years, most civilisations anyway.
Does my country have any say in disarming your country? I can make my opinion known just as you can, thatÂs freedom for you. The difference is that in your country I do not get a vote.
So your idea of freedom is to limit the type of weapon to those who you think should be allowed to carry them Â fineÂ How about the guy down the road with the semi automatic over the fire in his lounge and the shotgun on display in the back window of his suv who likes to drink until heÂs falling over drunk every Friday night, does he not get a say in this?
You also seem to be in favour of ÂcompulsoryÂ screening to see if one is fit to carry a firearm, where is the freedom in that? Double standards or what?
Try looking up the definition of amendment FYI CHANGE. ItÂs down to the will of the people as to whether the majority of guns are removed from the public. It can never be all guns, there will always be some few (even in the UK) who consider unregistered guns to be a turn on (or big them up to their gang) but that goes into the realms of obsession and you cant legislate against that.
The manner in which America's crime rate compared to other countries of similar wealth and development depends on the nature of the crime used in the comparison. Overall crime statistic comparisons are difficult to conduct, as the definition of crimes significant enough to be published in annual reports varies across countries. Thus an agency in a foreign country may include crimes in its annual reports which the United States omits.
Some countries such as Canada, however, have similar definitions of what constitutes a violent crime, and nearly all countries had the same definition of the characteristics that constitutes a homicide. Overall the total crime rate of the United States is similar to that of other highly developed countries. Some types of reported property crime in the U.S. survey as lower than in Germany or Canada, yet the homicide rate in the United States is substantially higher.
Aura Mytha wrote, "<quoted text> Oh but you want to impose on my freedom just two post ago ?
Hypocrite much? "
Three posts Â your freedom to wear a seat belt? Look, if you donÂt want to wear a seat belt that up to you but donÂt come crying to me when some p|sshead rams you head on and you wife and kids are mutilated in the devastation.
Take Septic for instants.