Comment: Yes Australia is more

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Yes Australia is more

Yes Australia is more violent/criminal, but that's got nothing to do with guns. Most people in Australia live in urban/semi-urban areas, and alcohol/drugs are a bigger problem than in the USA. It has gone up of late because Australia's population density has gone up. On the other hand, most people in America live in small towns, which aren't exactly hotbeds of crime.

Even if you conservatives don't want the government to take away your guns (which I sympathize with), you have to admit that having background checks is a sensible option. In real life, decisions are made by people coming together and devising solutions, rather than adhering to anachronistic dogma and indulging in blind absolutism (which has been the bane of the libertarian movement in this country).