More Guns, Less Crime

In a bit of reciprocal linkage, I found this interesting post on Les Jones Blog concerning the number of guns in America.

Seems according to the BATF’s Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report for 2001 a bit over 3 million new guns entered the American market that year, and about one million were handguns. Note, please, that this is about average.

Yet crime, including violent crime, has continued its decade-long drop. (Three million firearms per year over ten years is a net increase of 30 million firearms, ten million of which would be handguns.)

Wheras last year, regardless of the UK’s complete ban on handguns, violent crime continued to increase there, especially crimes committed with handguns.

Draw your own conclusions.

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