Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
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> AFAIK in all Europe small firearms are prohibited from the general
> public. And I don't think it is a problem there. Hardly any police
> officer died on his job over there neither.
_The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy_, David B. Kopel.
Here's an entire book on the subject. Short answer: Entirely different
societies. Even when Germany, England, and etc, had no restrictions
on private arms, their crime rates were lower than what Americas was,
even as astoundingly low as it was before gun control.
However, that book was written years before England finally violated
their thousand years of history of the Gentleman Yeoman by
prohibiting private arms, so you might ask one of their Bobbies why
they're carrying guns now when they didn't have to for a hundred
years after their founding as the world's first professional police
force. I'm pretty sure that Kopel would have included a chapter on
September 11th, 2001
The proudest day for gun control and central
planning advocates in American history
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