HARVARD: Gun Control Does Not Lead to Less Violent Ctime
Because the findings so clearly demonstrate that more gun laws may in fact increase death rates, the study says that "the mantra that more guns mean more deaths and that fewer guns, therefore, mean fewer deaths" is wrong.For example, when the study shows numbers for Eastern European gun ownership and corresponding murder rates, it is readily apparent that less guns to do not mean less death. In Russia, where the rate of gun ownership is 4,000 per 100,000 inhabitants, the murder rate was 20.52 per 100,000 in 2002. That same year in Finland, where the rater of gun ownership is exceedingly higher--39,000 per 100,000--the murder rate was almost nill, at 1.98 per 100,000.[...]The murder rate in Russia, where handguns are banned, is 30.6; the rate in the U.S. is 7.8.And this doesn't take into consideration the mass killing of unarmed Jews by Hitler's soldiers and unarmed Kulaks in the Soviet Union.