The Right To BARE Arms?Submitted by thenung on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:17
"The discussion about gun rights is by no means a new phenomenon. Proponents of gun control argue that we are all safer with increased government regulation of the sale and ownership of firearms or the outright confiscation of any gun they deem too scary-looking. However, the simple facts tell us that strict gun control laws do not make us any safer.
In 1997, in response to the Dunblane school shooting, Great Britain outlawed handguns and enacted what are considered some of the strictest gun laws in the world. In the first two years of the ban, use of handguns, in violent crimes increased 40%. Since last year, gun crime jumped 35% in England and Wales. There have also been dramatic increases in robbers, burglaries, assaults, and drug-related offences. Overall, the amount of gun crime and violent crime in general has doubled in Britain. Also, there are up to 3 million illegal firearms circulating in the country since the ban."
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