Random rant thread Dec 20, 2012 13:50:05 GMT -5
Post by dduck on Dec 20, 2012 13:50:05 GMT -5
I am responding to your post. I live in denmark. 40% divorce rate. High immigration rate, mostly from muslim countries. Free contraception. Almost no really religuous people. Super strict gun laws.
Extremely low rate of violence. Almost no gun violence. No gun rampages ever.
And we invented the word "berserker".
And if you relaxed your gun laws your crime rate would probably not change that much according to the Harvard study I posted above. However Denmark has problems that will support a growing violent trend.
"The crime rate is on average nine times higher than in the surrounding communities. And crime is predominantly directed against Danes and other non-Muslims. Arson and vandalism happen regularly."
I think gun problems are really people problems and I think the Harvard study shows that.
Platon, as I live right in the middle of one of those areas, I think I will trust my eyes on that one. My area is not a tormented wasteland I feel much safer living here than I did living in the sticks, where violent assault was a daily occurrence, and no cops were ever around to prevent it, much less record it.
The studies I have read seem to indicate that the crime rate is largely correlated with social status and inequality. As the newcomers are integrated and the large income differences are diminished, I am confident that this will go away. Just as it did in the US, as new waves of immigrants were at first marginalized, then integrated.
Already now the immigrant divorce rate is approaching our healthy 40% rate, and the demographic group with the highest average education level is 2nd generation young muslim females.
Getting back to the guns, surely you'll agree that even if more guns won't increate the crime rate, it would increate the rate of gun-related crime? Why would we want that?