Originally Posted by Steve85
Canada: 31 civilian-owned guns per 100 citizens, 0.51 gun homicides per 100,000 population
USA: 89 civilian-owned guns per 100 citizens, 2.97 gun homicides per 100,000 population
You're not seriously suggesting it's only something in the water that makes Canadians kill each other with guns at one-sixth the rate of Americans, are you?
actually, Canadian gun ownership is 1/3rd of that of the US and yet has 1/6th of the gun crime.
If there were a one to one corrolation, then wouldn't Canadian gun crime be also 1/3rd that of the US as opposed to 1/6th?
There's a really greate report put out by the Harvard Law Journal that showed gun ownership changed only the nature of the violent crimes but didn't change the rate of violent crimes. And that cultural values drove crime rates more than anything else. Their example was the old Soviet Union where private gun ownership was completely nill ... while they had almost zero gun related murders, their murder rate was significantly higher than in the US.
I posted the report, but no Gun Control advocates here on the forum actually read it.