The USA currently has more firearms related deaths per person than any other developed country.
I love that phrase. It sounds so impressive.
Of course, half those deaths are suicides, and it's already been pointed out that most of the rest of them are drug related.
Man's home gets broken into, cops don't do crap, he protects his family, he gets fined.
Could be worse – it could be the UK. If you defend yourself with a gun in England, you can expect to spend more time in prison than your attacker.
In an international league table of murders with firearms per capita the UK is ranked 32nd with a score of 0.00102579 per 1,000 people. Right down there with New Zealand etc.
Once again, we see the lovely trick of specifying murders with firearms, ignoring the actual murder rate. I supposed a murder victim might feel better being killed with a pointed stick than with a gun. But then, England has become such a nutty nanny nation they're actually selling knives without useful points on them, so that no one can get all stabbby with them.
source: Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
Oh, well the UN! Of course, nothing wrong with them. No sir, they're all for individual freedoms. And they *never fudge their numbers. Yep, no problem there.
Wow. I thought this was america.
It stopped being American a while ago. It's now the United States, which is still a pretty cool place, but the United Statists here have made America a fond memory. And they're working hard to destroy whatever traces of it are left.
Here's the deal, lefties. Americans like guns. And we're not going to give them up. And the constitution says we don't have to. (Not that the government pays any attention to the constitution.) And the history of any given despot always starts with disarming the public. And hundreds of thousands of lives are saved every year by people defending themselves and their property with guns.
Read the writings of the founding fathers.