Bogus comparisons of U.S., UK on gun restrictions and crime

Bogus comparisons of U.S., UK on gun restrictions and crime
Lifeguard.

[Ed. – Lies, damn lies, bigger damn lies… Emphasis added.]

When the topic of gun control would come up, and it did often, there was one argument that Piers [Morgan] would often bring up: that America has lax gun laws and plenty of gun homicides, while England and Wales have strong gun control and very few gun homicides.  The argument at face value appears to have some validity – the U.S. has around 8,000 gun-related homicides, while England and Wales have about 60 combined. …

First of all, England and Wales do not count murders in their statistic unless there’s a conviction.  The U.S. could cut its murder rate in half by adopting this same practice. …

The real reason for their low statistic, however, is not gun control.  We know this because their gun crime rate was low…before gun control. …

For most years after the ban, there were actually more gun homicides overall.

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