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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 02:47 PM

55. Wrong. The US has lower rape and assault rates than many gun-free countries.

 

I first saw this reading the Sam Harris blog on this subject.

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/faq-on-violence

From the post:

Incidents in the year 2010 per 100,000 population

Rape:
U.S. 27.3
UK (England and Wales) 28.8
Australia 88.4
Sweden 63.5

Assault
U.S. 250.9
U.K. (England and Wales) 664.4
Australia 766
Sweden 936.6
Scotland 1449.7

It seems to me that guns may not prevent people from being murdered, but they certainly seem to prevent assaults and rape.

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