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This is a normal post My emotional reaction is to put a lot of blame on easy-to-buy guns,
but the data I've seen does seem to suggest violent crime is far more to do with poverty.

If America banned guns, I'm sure they would still have a very high homicide rate until they start caring about people on the bottom of society.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 16:26, Reply)
This is a normal post they'd still have a lot of guns, as well

(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 16:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Aye, but I do often think that
the reason Switzerland isn't so fucked up is that they must be doing something right socially.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 16:57, Reply)
This is a normal post You're right. I have no doubt that poverty is responsible for a high %age of violent crime, as is the ubiquitous firearms.
The two points are not mutually exclusive, however.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 16:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes, but the
gun crime debate seems to come down to "Guns are massively to blame" vs "Guns are not to blame at all".

I can't help but feel it is more "Guns are a bit to blame".
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 17:08, Reply)
This is a normal post You don't have to own a gun to kill someone,
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 17:09, Reply)
This is a normal post It helps to kill lots of people in one go, anyway.
I reckon that I'd personally go for poison if I wanted to kill someone.

I always had a crap aim on Operation Wolf and would probably miss with a gun.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 17:21, Reply)
This is a normal post If I just wanted to kill a shed load of people,
I'd buy a big 4x4 second hand, take it to a busy shopping street, and mount the pavement.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 17:24, Reply)
This is a normal post I'd start by buying a shed.

(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 18:00, Reply)
This is a normal post binary thinking & the availability heuristic
that's what's to blame

also, they have a new speedcore jazz album out
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 17:23, Reply)
This is a normal post
I like this, but only because it made me look up the AH and now I feel clevererer.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2013, 18:39, Reply)