Take a look at this, and compare those countries at the top of the list to the US in terms of gun laws, and gang violence. mexico, south africa, swaziland, brazil, jamaica etc.. for the most part, these countries all have very strict gun laws compared to the US. yet their gun related death rate is higher. what do they all have in common? gangs and crime, thats where all their gun crime comes from, our gang and crime problem is just as bad here. it accounts for 80% of our gun related death.
now im not saying that their strict laws cause a higher gun related crime rate,(though some sources would support that) I really dont think it has much of an effect and certainly isnt the cause of the problem. im saying it doesnt matter, regardless of what laws are in place, gang and criminal violence will continue, they will acquire guns like kids in boulder acquire weed.
im sad to say it, but we are much much more comparable to these south american countries than we are to european countries. we have 1.4 million gang members in 30,000+ gangs and growing, rapidly. i wonder how many of these european countries even acknowledge a gang problem at all?
when you look at places like chicago and DC with the strictest gun laws in the country, they also have some of the highest numbers of gun related death.
my point is its not our "gun culture" thats the problem. as the guy in the video pointed out, some areas of the US with the most relaxed gun laws have lower gun crime rates than europe. and i wouldnt doubt that one bit. in my gun lowing town of like 150,000 people i cant remember the last time i heard of a gun related crime, in fact i think its been like 15+ years since any gun crime was reported.. when i go visit family in Nebraska, where everyones got a shotgun hanging in their pickup and a pistol holstered to their hip. the town of 80,000ish hasnt had a gun related homicide in something like 40 years.
you dont even have to look outside our country to see how gun control works and doesnt work. gun crime is concentrated in the big cities with a gang and crime problem. for the most part, regardless of any laws in place. thats where our problem is, yet we are humans, we are stupid, and act based off emotions, so we will look at this school shooting and our gun homicide problem and pass laws restricting our gun rights for no other reason than to say we did something so we feel safe. it wont do a thing to fix the real problem. but at least we can pretend like we acted on perceived problem..