Yeah in this country, we have rights. Why would you want to ban guns even if it has more downsides?rakedog said:Yeah, as much as I WANT the US to ban guns, it's not going to happen, and there would be too many downsides, so I agree, we need to start teaching parents about gun safety and stuff like that.
Somewhat but you aren't telling the whole truth.. But the US's overall violent crime rate (and murder rate) has been falling, while England's has skyrocketed. In many cases it is in fact England that has a higher violent crime rate (involved with knives mostly). Additionally, because the street police aren't often given guns (in some cases they are now allowed to have them) they are afraid to do their job because there is still a sizable amount of guns on the streets from the blackmarket.rakedog said:However, Englands murder rate is far lower then in the US.
Not crime rates involving knives. So what are you gonna do? Ban knives? In fact crimes in Japan involving knives is many times that of both the US and UK. I don't think you can attribute gun control or a gun ban to lower crime. Not at all. You can try to outlaw guns, but you have to deal with the constant blackmarket.Jefforaby said:To my understanding, in Japan, guns are outlawed. Only police and military can have them. So the crime rates are FAR lower than US or UK.