Re: Woman shot following Walking Dead argument
Merry Farrell wrote:
no. it doesnt.
criminals dont use guns as much here. i mean of course it happens, but not as often. knife crime is a much much bigger issue.
Interesting... So banning guns didn't stop all crime? Huh.
There is drastically less gun-related crimes, though, which would seem to be what's relevant. I don't pretend to know what would happen in a United States sans legal firearms, but here the restrictions on firearms - including for policemen (who have been predominantly unarmed since the 1920s) - has not exactly given us a whole lot of gun related crime.
So the supposition illegal guns = only criminals have guns is a little simplistic, as generally less people right across the board have guns.
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