Skip to comments.Gun Control Misfires in Europe
Posted on 05/04/2002 5:06:27 AM PDT by TC RiderEdited on 04/23/2004 12:04:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Sixteen people were killed during last week's school shooting in Germany. This follows the killing of 14 regional legislators in Zug, a Swiss canton, last September, and the massacre of eight city council members in a Paris suburb last month. The three worst public shootings in the Western world during the past year all occurred in Europe, whose gun laws are exactly what gun-control advocates want the U.S. to adopt. Indeed, all three occurred in gun-free "safe zones."
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Don't be jealous my Glock, the snubbie is for my pocket, you're still my number one handgun.
Hope you enjoy the gun show.
Even the lightweight revolvers aren't all that great as pocket guns - too thick. If carried, most end up in an uncomfortable inside pants holster.
Recommend looking at the Kel-Tec P-32. It's very lightweight, flat, small, accurate and very reliable. Much more likely to be carried due to low weight & small size. The small gun you actually have with you is worth way more than the bigger one left at home IMHO.
Ut oh, I do too. Must be a character flaw.
Only a moron would think that one could erradicate a 700 year old technology with mere laws. There seem to be lots of ignorant morons around.
Point is well taken, but Lott has also done peer-reviewed studies which show that public mass-shootings are rarer where the populace has free access to carried weapons. It seems that even the nuts would prefer to go down in a "blaze of glory" rather than just get popped right off the bat - uselessly and in obscurity.
Here's an abstract and acrobat file of a related study.
Listen to the BBC news nightly - and you will know that, in a region not bordering the Third World, illegal aliens are rampant and political will to confront them is absent among the "establishment." You will also know that Britain's National Health Service - the origin of socialized medicine - is in collapse, having chronic nurse shortages and even having to send patients abroad for surgery. You will know that non-gun extreme crime is rampant in France - where it's not unusual to lose five cars in five years to theft or torching by immigrant youth. You will also know that torching of transit buses by immigrant youth is rampant in France.
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