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Does not square with my observations. The people I know that own guns do their part to keep the ranges profitable.
You know what's even more prominent and a constant in our lives is automobiles. And they are more dangerous. And very few of us practice being better drivers.
So, you completely dismiss the right to self-defense? For most women, the elderly, the physically disabled, etc., denying the right to gun ownership is a denial of the right to self-defense.
You do realize that, with the exception of homicide, the UK has much higher violent crime rates than the US? Violent crimes per 100,000 people are 3 three times higher in the UK than the US.
The UK has a vastly more expansive definition of what constitutes a violent crime.
There are only four areas that the FBI statistics snapper's study cites considers "violent crime": murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
England and Wales (Scotland and NI collect their own separate numbers) classifies all sexual offenses as violent, all the way down to indecent exposure, all burglaries, which are considered solely a property crime in the US, all assaults, not just aggravated ones, down to things like cell phone grabbing, and all vehicle theft (including bicycles).
The US does not just have a higher homicide rate. It has a higher rape rate. It has a higher burglary rate. The UK does have a slightly higher robbery rate. But when you consider the UK is vastly more urban, this is pretty much a landslide in favor of the UK.
No, I would not get drunk while carrying a gun.
Getz was only convicted of gun charges.
I'm not convinced the downsides of the kind of homogenous culture that produces an ultra-low crime rate is worth the reduction in crime.
You are not using the word 'feature' correctly. Try 'side effect' or 'necessary consequence'.
According to random findings on the internet (http://blog.skepticallibertarian.com/2013/01/12/fact-checking-ben-swann-is-the-uk-really-5-times-more-violent-than-the-us/), accounting for differences in reporting leaves you with a violent crime rate in the UK about twice that of the US (using US definitions). Of course all these comparisons tell you is that there is a lot at play besides gun control laws. The best estimates for the effects of gun control give no change either way - which is not to say there is no difference but just that it's small enough to be in the noise. I don't know how big the noise is, however.
Ditto 405 -- 403 was great, though 409 deserves a response.
This is hardly uncommon with transliterated names
46. South Dakota
47. New Hampshire
49. North Dakota
Gotta admit, when I think of those places I don't think of "places of safety" but rather "places where collections of really boring white people live*," so maybe you've got something there.
I'll take boring over violent any day of the week. But what would repel me from those states is they are too damn cold. Maybe that's why crime rates are so low. Harder to commit crimes when it's too cold to leave the house.
Cao Cao only recently replaced Ts'ao Ts'ao and he's been dead for nearly 1800 years.
I also love that we are a year in and the guy's last name is still up for grabs. Mursi, Morsy, all the vowels are still in play.
I think reclassifying "crimes against persons" is almost by definition going to be the difference,
That occurred to me as well, except that I think of Utah (not that I've ever been there, or for that matter to #s 46-50 in the crime rate parade) as containing a significant amount of desert. Which doesn't necessarily rule out cold weather, of course.
Gotta admit, when I think of those places I don't think of "places of safety" but rather "places where collections of really boring white people live*,"
I can't even imagine what this is supposed to mean. Where are the boring negroes living?
A moose once bit my sister.
How about What's Happening? The negroes on that show were pretty boring.
(And a non-dismissable number of domestic abuse and sex crimes go unreported because it's "in the family".)
Utah also, traditionally, has much lower levels of alcohol consumption. I don't know but I'd guess that makes violent crime less likely.
I think it's Utah that requires bars to sell drinks with lower alcohol content than what are typically sold. I remember a few years back a friend was on vacation there and texted me to find out what the typical alcohol percentage of a Dos Equis was.
My gf and I are going out to visit my sister in LA and thought about spending a week in Utah. That was nixed once I remembered a) they have low alcohol content and b) I'm black and that's Utah.
b) I'm black and that's Utah.
In 1978, church leaders led by Spencer W. Kimball declared they had received a revelation instructing them to reverse the racial restriction policy.
So hey it has been decades since they officially restricted blacks in their church.
Please reconsider. Utah is one of the most beautiful places in the 50 states. And what 'zop and bunyon said.
for whatever reason people don't leave the church even when they disagree pretty vehemently with a lot of it.
Though Philadelphians hate all outsiders so I don't take it too personally.
Jazz musician Sun Ra had two nicknames for Philadelphia while he lived there: 1.) The City of Brotherly Shove and 2.) The Worst Place in America.
I didn't mind Philly when I was living there; didn't seem any jerkier than NY or NJ.
As the branch is bent, so grows the tree. It is really hard to leave childhood beliefs totally behind, both good and bad ones.
A friend of mine is an actuary, and I understand from him that there is a tradeoff in safety on hitting versus swerving to miss an animal with ones car. Kangaroo's (yes he is from Australia) are break even. Anything smaller you are mostly safer just hitting the animal (statistically) than swerving to miss it, anything larger it is generally better to swerve. For the moose, because it is so tall, hitting it is basically death for the driver of a car.
Cow vs. car is not a fight a car wants to be in, ever.
Where are the boring negroes living?
Last week was one of the most sociologically fascinating and complex ones in recent American history. Yet what interests many people most from it is that, moments before his death, Trayvon Martin is reported to have referred to George Zimmerman as a “creepy-ass cracker” when talking on the phone to his friend Rachel Jeantel. There would seem to be a contingent who feel that Martin’s use of cracker was the equivalent of a white person’s using the N-word. It wasn’t
Huh. I didn't mind Philly when I was living there; didn't seem any jerkier than NY or NJ.
I have to admit- while I'm as democratically imbued as anyone and really dislike military overthrows on principle, I can't help feeling inner glee when Islamic fundamentalists get a good kick in the nuts.
In my experience only portions of Northern Nevada have as much space between people.
he people of Egypt are working out their issues without murdering each other en masse.
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