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Bernard:
the U.S.'s annual gun homicide rate of 2.97 fatalities per 100,000 people is triple the rate seen in most of the world's other wealthy nations

Bullshit. Statement completely unsupported by the data It is four times the rate of the second ranked wealthy nation (Switzerland, where 72% of all homicides are by firearm, and, coincidentally, every able-bodied man has a gun).

More like ten times the rate seen in most of the world's other wealthy nations.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 06:39:14 AM EST
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every able-bodied man has a gun

But not ammunition, which limits what you (or your kids) can do with it.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 07:43:45 AM EST
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Still, there was this, where an army weapon was part of the (legal) arsenal, and there have been several smaller amok runs. The reaction is not much better than in the USA: an attempt to identify possible perpetrators beforehand (and take guns only from them).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 10:50:54 AM EST
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But not ammunition

Allow me to be sceptical about that. How does one explain that 10% of French murders, and 75% of Swiss murders, are by firearm?

Italy also has a high rate of murder by gun (66%), (source), which my prejudice leads me to ascribe to organised crime and illegal weapons. Perhaps it is the same in Switzerland?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 11:56:11 AM EST
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There's nothing to stop you buying your own ammunition. But you can't keep state-issued ammunition at home. Or you could just buy it in Austria - In Liechtenstein last year 100% of the murders were by firearm, and the murderer got his weapon in Austria after having been banned from owning one.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Jun 22nd, 2015 at 12:31:57 PM EST
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