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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Gun Control does not reduce crime, nor violence.

Another exercise in government futility, mismanagement and control.

by StFerdIII

Guns don’t murder innocents, people do. Gun ownership in and of itself can be negative or positive – it will depend on the culture. Cultural issues including policing and legal enforcement are the more important factors in how people in a society will behave. Those areas with high gun crime display some obvious characteristics. They are areas with lax police enforcement, poor legal prosecution of criminal acts, drug-ridden, suffer from the poverty of low-culture and under-achievement; and are typically populated by Black, Hispanic or White ghettoes. Gun crime is clearly a cultural and judicial issue, and more ‘regulation’ will not reduce gun crime. In fact it will do the opposite.

Cultural, legal and racial factors are preeminent concerns when discussing gun crime. Of course this offends the multi-cult, ‘what about slavery!’ race baiters, or those who scream that poverty and hence White-Jewish imperialism, causes crime. Crime causes poverty, poverty does not cause crime. The data in both Canada and the United States reveals the truth of the above.

In the US gun ownership rates are higher than in Canada. About 25% of Canadian households own guns versus approximately 40% of US households which own firearms. This household difference of 15 % while large is not as massive a gulf as Canadian moralists would like people to believe.

The myth of gun control is based on two arguments. First there is the exposition of moral superiority. In Canadian mythology all Americans own guns because all Americans are uncivilized. In this context the creation of a $2 billion national gun registry [for short barreled arms] on top of an existing long barrel registry, demonstrates a more loving, caring culture – a sure political winner since its feeds a national ego. Second there is the supply side argument. Limit the supply of guns and presto! crime will magically disappear. This is the fallacy of many socialist programs in which individual responsibility cannot be assigned since the state [or someone else], will take care of it.

Both arguments are dangerously misleading and fallacious.

Murder rates in Canada, from gun and non-gun sources, have rise dramatically since the mid 1990s. Since imposing the latest gun registry act, Canadian homicide rates have increased almost 40% to about 800 per annum. Attempted murder rates have likewise escalated at the same rate. According to Stats Canada in 1962 there were 2.500 incidents of crime per 100.000 people. By 2003 this had jumped to over 8.000. All crime, including violent crime against people and property have increased. Violent gun related crime in Canada was 200 per 100.000 in 1962. By 2005 it had soared to 1.500 – a factor increase of 7 times. Clearly more government legislation is not doing anything to reduce gun crimes or violent criminal acts.

Cultural factors; lower levels of police protection and poor court and legal systems explain why crime is exploding in Canada. Why fear the police when only 1 police officer exists for 569 citizens? In the US the rate is 243 and in Germany 290. Canadian police are under-manned and under-funded. Add in feeble courts; laws doing more to protect criminals than victims; no threat of capital punishment; and a society that views redemption and ‘saving’ the criminal as more important than prosecuting crime; and you have a culture and society which has little interest in safety. There is nothing inherently moral about a culture that does not take safety, criminal prosecution or the protection of innocents seriously.

Consider this. Thirty years ago in Canada gun-related incidents of crime were lower – and yet a restrictive national gun registry did not exist. Today Israel, Switzerland, Norway and Vermont are examples of societies in which low firearm homicide rates coexist with very unrestrictive firearm policies. Israeli gun ownership is higher than the US, but the incident of gun related crime is a mere fraction of US levels. The most lethal weapon found in a majority of Israeli homicides is the mighty knife. What next ? A knife registry?

Rates of violence and homicide are falling in the US. The rates in the US are still however staggering. The current US murder rate per capita is 2.5 times that of Canada down from about four times during the 1980s. In Chicago for example about 900 homicides are recorded in any given year – more than the number of murders in all of Canada, though Chicago-land’s population of 15 million is only half of Canada’s. Approximately 70% of the total murders in the US are committed with guns, vs. about 30% in Canada. Clearly the Americans have a problem with guns and homicides. [For the record Canada has a higher incidence per capita of non-violent crime than the US, with arson for instance occurring at 4 times the US rate.]

US gun crime is a cultural and judicial phenomenon.

US states with the highest per capita gun ownership have some of the lowest homicide rates. Why? Better policing and enforcement of laws and a demographic mix that is different than high crime areas. The differences in legal and police enforcement is vital. So is the cultural-demographic mix.

It is an uncomfortable but irrefutable fact that Blacks commit about 52% of all violent and homicide related crime in the US, though they comprise only 12% of the population. Hispanics [including violent Hispanic gangs], have a per capita crime rate that matches that of blacks. Clearly there are sub-cultural issues in these two demographic groups that lead to violence, guns, drug use and murder.

According to the US Bureau of Justice the incidence of Black crime in the US is on average seven times higher than for whites. In analyzing statistics from 1976-2004 the US BoJ states, ‘Black victims are greatly over represented in homicides involving drugs. Compared with the overall involvement of blacks as victims, blacks are less often the victims of sex-related homicides, workplace killings, and homicide by poison.’ In other words Black on Black crime is not the only issue. There is a preponderance of Black on non-Black crime as well including a high incidence of rape, theft and petty robbery. Something is rotten in the Black sub-culture.

Is it slavery, racism, or is the racist White man victimizing Blacks and persecuting them? Hardly. In New York city for example according to a New York Post study, although Blacks are 24 percent of New York City’s population, they committed 68.5 percent of all murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults in the city during 2006. Yet police records indicate that Blacks comprise only 55 percent of all stop-and-searches. If anything Blacks in high crime areas are being under-policed not targeted for persecution.

Even academics can’t prove that gun control has an effect on crime rates. A number of studies, such as the comparative work of David Kopel at the World Health Organization, show that gun-control measures and the level of gun ownership have no correlation with national homicide or suicide rates [see Daniel D. Polsby, Firearms and Crime, Independent Institute, 1997]. Other studies by Wright/Rossi/Daly (1983), Kleck (1991), Centerwall (1991), Lott (1998), and recent statistical sampling in the US reveal that gun control actually prevents self-defense more than it deters criminals. Again a lack of law enforcement, policing and cultural issues are the reasons for an increase in crime.

Gun control is about as ineffective and deleterious a policy as alcohol prohibition. As with trying to prevent the manufacture and provisioning of alcohol, firearm restrictions lead to more crime and violence and not less. The trade in guns simply goes underground. In jurisdictions with gun control regulations you see an increase in ancillary crime and cultural violence as drugs for instance are sold or bartered to buy firearms of different varieties and power. Criminal elements move in to take control of gun trafficking, much as they already manage and profit from drug distribution and black market activities. Gun control results in the perversity of increasing general crime patterns - not reducing them.

Gun control is also not a success outside North America. The English and Aussies implemented expensive government funded registries and both systems have been colossal failures. In 2006 the British government reported that gun crime in England and Wales nearly doubled from the preceding four years. The violent crime rate in England is now double that in the United States. Australia saw its violent crime rates soar after its 1996 gun control measures banned most firearms. Violent crime rates averaged 32% higher in the six years after the law was passed. Australia's violent crime rate is also now double America's.

Gun control is just simply another wasteful government program of incompetent intervention. Better results would be achieved through an increase in policing and an enforcement of laws and real punishment for criminal activity in a compressed and reasonable time frame. None of these ideas are even being discussed in the high crime jurisdictions in Canada, England and Australia.

It is also clear that cultural devastation which dominates parts of the Black, White and Latin subculture is to blame. There is a widespread addiction to violence; hate; crime in lieu of work and study; and a break-down in family structures within these sub-communities throughout America and Canada. These cultural issues are a main reason why US homicides are 2.5 times higher than Canadian levels, and why violent crime goes up by a factor of 4 in Canada, even as poverty rates have collapsed from 25 % of the population to 8 % or less.

People who advocate gun control can offer no proof that government intervention to limit gun supply works. They should also keep in mind the very real and concrete aspects of personal freedom and protection. One of Lenin’s first acts in taking over control of Russia was to confiscate all firearms. His famous dictum, “One man with a gun can control 100 without one”, is the premise of arbitrary government violence - disarm your citizens. Governments will of course use any excuse to disarm, control and frighten their populations into subservience.

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