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To: the scotsman

Actually the violent crime rate in Britain has risen dramatically since they became serious about gun control in 1919.

Before 1900, just about no gun controls at all in Britain and the entire country averaged less than 5 armed robberies per year. That is according to a British constable named Colin Greenwood.

According to the former head of the U.S. Federal prison system, the rate of crime among Americans of European descent is just about identical to most European countries.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 5:44:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: yarddog

“....the rate of crime among Americans of European descent is just about identical to most European countries.”

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Does that mean that diversity is not all what it is cracked up to be?

Too late now.


31 posted on 05/23/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: yarddog

As I have opinted out numerous times, British classification of violent crime skews how ‘violent’ the UK is. The fact is that we have a fraction of the gun crime, gun murder and murder of the US. One fifth the size but levels of some violent crime are one-sixteenth.

The UK rise remember comes from a level of near-zero, which is why the UK was considered perhaps the safest place on earth at one time and the British bobby didnt need anything but his trusty truncheon.

Yes, the UK has got more violent, but is still a safe/very safe nation. I am sure the many Americans who live here would tell you that.


32 posted on 05/23/2013 5:50:15 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: yarddog

I visited the Frasier Arms Museum and recall a picture of your average English gentleman at the turn of the last century. He was well armed with knife and pistol.


51 posted on 05/24/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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