The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capital of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.

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commented 2015-03-23 22:05:29 -0400 · Flag
Christopher writes:

Remove the war-torn failed states from your strawman version attempt to freight whittle’s logic with strawmen. Shoot’em up plano texas then rises from 102 to 80 on the list of arguably base level civilized (non-warring) nations. Result: still makes rhe point in bold relief — 2nd amendment opponents are emoting, not thinking.
commented 2015-03-23 22:04:34 -0400 · Flag
Ben S. writes:

There have been many studies about gun ownership. All of them concluded that wherever the population is free to own guns and does, criminals dare not use a gun for fear of being killed by a law abiding citizen. Where criminals are sure that whoever they rob, rape, or beat up won’t have a gun to defend themselves, criminals are free to do whatever they want. It is called human nature and as Thucydides said years ago – “human nature does not change”.
commented 2015-03-23 22:03:54 -0400 · Flag
John D. writes: thxu very much indeed for helping me scratch an itch I could not reconcile no matter my contortions

I have always wondered how on earth places like, say, El Paso, Brownsville Texas, w its legal gun ownership did not have higher gun-related murders versus its across the border cousins in Mexico. Now thanks to Whittle-dee I can safely reconcile by comparing narco related gun deaths from what is basicallly a failed state to the US. Same for deadly & ongoing partisan clashes in Iraq, or the Israeli-Palestine never-ending conflict or the
tribal butchery that is endemic is many (most?) parts of Africa. “Countries” w at best weak institutions & at worst, non-existent ones, all/most of which are involved in armed conflict are fair comps of gun related murders. Under this apples & oranges elementary comparison we can safely assume that during the years of the Vietnam & Korean conflicts, both of those countries had more gun related deaths than the US even though
owning a gun was in fact illegal in both countries.
commented 2015-03-23 22:01:06 -0400 · Flag
Christopher writes:

whittle as usual… felling them with fact.
commented 2015-03-23 22:00:59 -0400 · Flag
Christopher writes:

whittle as usual… felling them with fact.