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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-11 11:29 AM
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21. I see your point but
what is the total murder rate? You will find that Switzerland and Norway have lower murder rates than UK. UK also has the highest violent crime rate in Europe if not the world. Firearms are used in only one third of Canada's murders.
What is "advanced" and why does it matter in this discussion? The only reason I can think of is to filter out countries that have very strict UK style gun laws but have higher murder rates than we do. Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Belize come to mind. I would define both Russia and South Africa as "advanced" yet South Africa makes us look like Singapore. While Russia has very few firearms homicides, their murder rate is still 4-5 times ours.
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