Gun Control Around The World

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Every country in the world (that we have crime data for) that has banned all guns or all handguns has seen a subsequent increase in murder rates.

http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/gun-control-advocates-really-just-want-to-ban-guns/

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Switzerland has a high rate of gun ownership
Why doesn’t Switzerland have mass shootings like the U.S.?
Swiss laws are designed to prevent anyone who’s violent or incompetent… [or] anyone who ‘expresses a violent or dangerous attitude’… from owning a gun.
Switzerland [does have] one of the highest rates of gun violence in Europe [but] most gun deaths in the country are suicides.

http://www.businessinsider.com/switzerland-gun-laws-rates-of-gun-deaths-2018-2?op=1&

… &

“... two of the safest nations in the world (Switzerland and Finland) rank 3rd and 4th in per capita gun ownership.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/04/why_it_is_misleading_to_compare_the_us_murder_rate_with_that_of_western_europe.html

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Venezuela:

Venezuelans regret gun ban
‘A declaration of war against an unarmed population’

https://www.foxnews.com/world/venezuelans-regret-gun-prohibition-we-could-have-defended-ourselves

and…

Venezuelans now regret giving up guns

https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/venezuelans-regret-giving-up-guns/

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Gun Control in England

Violent crime rate more than doubled in the four years after the 1997 UK gun ban

https://winteryknight.com/2012/12/17/violent-crime-rate-more-than-doubled-in-the-four-years-after-the-1997-uk-gun-ban/

and…

… in the six years since the 1997 handgun ban, crimes with the very weapons banned have more than doubled, and firearm crime has increased markedly.  In 2002, for the fourth consecutive year, gun crime in England and Wales rose — by 35 percent for all firearms, and by a whopping 46 percent for the banned handguns.  Nearly 10,000 firearms offences were committed.

http://www.saf.org/journal/16/guncontrolinengland.pdf

and…

When there were no gun controls, England had an astonishingly low level of armed crime.  Eighty years of increasingly stringent gun regulations, the strictest of any democracy, have failed to stop, or even to slow, the rise in gun crime.

http://tulprpc.org/attachments/File/guncontrolinengland.pdf

and…

If we outlaw knives, only outlaws will have knives… like in London

http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/13/britains-knife-control-bad-parody-gun-control/

[See, also,  here  and  here .]

… &

Khan’s London [where guns are banned]: Average of 40 Knife Crimes Every Day

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/04/07/khans-london-average-of-40-knife-crimes-every-day/

… &

London bloodbath warning:
‘Tourism industry could suffer if stabbing epidemic continues’

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/982058/london-crime-stabbing-crisis-uk-tourism-sadiq-khan-theresa-may

[As shown above, the U.K. has some of the strictest gun control laws on Earth.  Hmm…]

and…

Overall, the effects of Britain’s and Australia’s gun buybacks aren’t as clear as headlines after U.S. mass shootings suggest when urging U.S. officials to follow their lead…  When it comes to gun homicides and suicides, neither reform has a clear, positive record…  In parts of Great Britain, there isn’t strong evidence the ban and buyback saved lives.  After the new gun law was implemented in 1996, the number of crimes involving guns in England and Wales kept rising through the 1990s, peaking in 2003 and 2004 before subsiding.  The post-2004 drop is hard to credit to the buyback and possibly occurred because of an increase in the number of police officers.  It’s possible that any effect of the ban, positive or negative, was swamped by other factors affecting gun violence.  There ha[ve] been [two] notable mass shooting in Great Britain since the law was passed, making it hard to judge whether the law has been a success in that respect.  In Australia, homicides declined after the ban and buyback, but homicides had already been falling, according to a 2003 analysis by criminologists Peter Reuter and Jenny Mouzos.  The share of robberies and suicides committed with a gun declined, but the researchers found that the overall data was ‘consistent with a story of substitution’ — meaning people used other weapons for homicide and suicide.  Through 1998, the number of suicides (normalized by age) remained nearly constant, and the share of suicides using a firearm fell by the same rate it had been falling before the ban…  Any success Australia and Great Britain had reducing gun deaths would be hard to replicate in the U.S., because of how it differs from those places before their bans.  One of the most obvious differences is that these other nations are islands.  Smuggling in illegal guns is harder in places like Australia and Great Britain because they don’t have land borders.  The U.S. also has far more guns already within its borders; as of 2009, the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco estimated there were more than 300 million guns in America.  There’s another important difference between the U.S. and other countries when it comes to guns. Neither Britain nor Australia has anything like the Second Amendment, so many parts of their reforms, from total bans to requiring a reason for gun ownership, might not survive judicial review in the U.S. — if there were ever the political will to make them laws in the first place.”

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/gun-deaths-mass-shootings/

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Australia’s Gun Laws: Little Effect

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1736501,00.html

and…

The Australia Model for Gun Control is Useless

https://stream.org/australia-model-gun-control-useless/

and…

Australia’s gun ban isn’t what the Left wants it to be.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/09/03/the-australian-gun-ban-conceit/

and…

The Australia Gun Control Fallacy
The crucial fact [the mainstream liberal media] omit is that the [Australian gun] buyback program was mandatory.  Australia’s vaunted gun buyback program was in fact a sweeping program of gun confiscation [which would would be patently unconstitutional in the U.S.]…  When gun control advocates say they want Australian gun control laws in the United States, what they are really saying is that they want gun confiscation in the United States [which, again, is explicitly forbidden in the United States Constitution]….  Voluntary buyback initiatives are a [proven] waste of time and money [refeence in original]…  Both New York and Connecticut imposed strict new rules on the possession and sale of guns after Sandy Hook… But c]ompliance with the registration requirement has been modest at best, as hundreds of thousands of gun owners in both states refused to register their weapons.  So far, then, the laws have been most successful in creating hundreds of thousands of lawbreakers who feel obligated to break the law… [and this in] two of the ‘bluest’ [i.e. most liberal, Democratic] states in the Union…  If New York and Connecticut won’t go along [with gun confiscation], what do [liberals] expect would happen in ‘red’ states?  [Liberals] will [never] answer that question because they never ask it, not even to themselves, lest somehow they say it out loud…  Australian-style gun control [in the U.S., therefore,] would require [fascistic] government force and coercion on a massive scale… [because] those who daily espouse their belief that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to allow citizens to resist government oppression and tyranny will [most definitely] use the Second Amendment to resist what [would clearly be] government oppression and tyranny [given what the U.S. Constitution actually says]…  Many on the Left… have voiced their opposition to the increasing militarization of America’s police.  Yet only a militarized police could enforce an Australian gun-control scheme in the United States.  To take arms from men [in the U.S.] requires men with arms [exactly what the Left claim — hypocritically — to hate]…  [Only liberals are foolish enough to] believe [the U.S.] has the will or resources to seize 60 to 105 million firearms from 105 to 160 million Americans…  Make no mistake, armed rebellion would be the consequence.  Armed men would be dispatched to confiscate guns, they would be met by armed men, and blood would be shed [a.k.a. a second civil war would ensue, but it would not be limited to to the southern states]…  Australia does not have a bill of rights, and that, ultimately, is the reason it was able to confiscate guns. Australians have no constitutional right to bear arms, so seizing their weapons did not violate their constitutional rights.  Gun confiscation in the United States would require violating not only the Second Amendment, but the fourth and fifth as well, and possibly even the first.  Progressives generally have no compunction about breaching the Second Amendment, but one wonders how many others they would be eager to violate in their quest to nullify the second.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/06/25/the-australia-gun-control-fallacy/

[ASND doesn’t “wonder” any such thing.]

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Noncompliance Kneecaps New Zealand’s Gun Control Scheme

https://reason.com/2019/07/08/noncompliance-kneecaps-new-zealands-gun-control-scheme/

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Amid Terror in Paris, Gun Control Leaves French Defenseless

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/19877-amid-terror-in-paris-gun-control-leaves-french-defenseless

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When one excludes Iraq and Yemen, not one of the countries on the list of the 10 highest rates of gun ownership also appears on the list of the top ten highest murder rates.         In fact, the countries with the highest murder rates have markedly low gun ownership rates…  Norway [for instance] has 10 times the gun ownership rate of the United Kingdom, but only half the murder rate.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/03/gun-control-reduce-murder-lets-run-numbers-across-world/

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Brazil has the highest number of homicides of any nation
Opposition to their strict gun laws rises as violence increases

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-20/in-world-s-murder-capital-brazilians-are-ready-to-buy-some-guns

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