Many Americans screaming for gun control will be surprised to learn recent statistics place Britain as THE MOST DANGEROUS country in ALL of Europe, even surpassing South Africa. The facts show Britain to be far more dangerous than the “gun slinging” United States. Although these numbers were just released many proponents of the 2nd Amendment have been well aware of these facts for quite sometime. So why aren’t more people aware of these facts? The answer is simple, those yelling for all the gun-grabbing have been backed by a media blitz against one of this countries greatest and most cherished freedoms.
The banning of weapons is not new, several countries have passed laws taking guns from the hands of their citizens. The UK and China both ban private ownership of guns. Australia, Japan, Singapore and Canada have all passed very strict gun laws limiting gun ownership. Against popular belief removing guns entirely does not reduce crime, in fact in all cases it has dramatically increased crime. Criminals are well aware the guppy pool has gotten bigger, they become emboldened knowing they have the upper hand. The gun laws imposed only effect those who follow the laws in the first place, criminals are not getting finger printed or filing paperwork to own guns. Criminals get their guns they way they always have, illegally and on the black market. Let’s face it, if criminals are the only ones holding guns the population is literally at their mercy.
Here are some interesting facts to consider:
- The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
- It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbors, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
- The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.
- It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offenses than recorded in Germany and France.