Piers Morgan is getting on television every night and flat out lying to the American people about gun control. Nearly every statistic that he quotes is inaccurate and he fails to acknowledge a whole host of statistics that would instantly invalidate the arguments that he is trying to make. Yes, the UK has a lower gun murder rate than the United States does, but what Piers Morgan fails to [...]
The homicide rate in the city of Detroit continued a grim upward trend in 2012, hitting its highest peak in nearly two decades, officials said Thursday.
A dwindling population — 706,585 people in 2011, according to the U.S. Census estimate — and the rise in homicides combined to make Detroit’s murder rate among the highest in the nation, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Police Chief Chester Logan announced at a press [...]
- The rate of gun ownership is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas.
- The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks.
- For the country as a whole, hand-gun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down.
- Britain has had a lower murder [...]
From The Strangest Brew:
40 Reasons to Ban Guns
1. Banning guns works, which is why New York, D.C., Detroit, & Chicago cops need guns.
2. Washington D.C.’s low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control, and Indianapolis’s high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.
3. Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control, but statistics showing increasing murder rates after [...]
While anti-gun advocates put forth every argument under the sun for why you should not be able to own a “high capacity” magazine that holds more than 10 rounds, or that you shouldn’t be able to buy ammunition online, or that police should stop going to work until guns have been completely banned, the evidence for disarmament of law-abiding citizens as a failed policy is overwhelming.
In Chicago, where guns [...]
Canada and the United States are finding themselves at odds with Latin American countries on two thorny issues — the war on drugs and the exclusion of Cuba — at a summit of hemispheric leaders in Colombia.
The event’s host, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, delivered a frank speech Saturday to the assembled heads of state and government in which he said it would be “unacceptable” to hold another Summit of [...]
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has said the war on drugs has failed, and it is time to end the “taboo” on discussing decriminalisation.
He was addressing a Central American summit in the Guatemalan city of Antigua.
Mr Perez Molina convoked the meeting to consider decriminalisation as a way of reducing drug-related violence.
But the presidents of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras all cancelled their attendance at short notice.
Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, [...]
January 23, 2012
Every weekday, Juan Andres drives across the U.S.-Mexico border from his home in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to the University of Texas at El Paso.
The three-and-a-half-mile commute takes him a world away from a major flashpoint in Mexico’s drug cartel war, away from a city with one of the world’s highest murder rates.
Andres, who agreed to speak to CNN under the condition that his name was changed, has [...]
By Glenn Kessler
(JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS)“Let’s look at the facts: in 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields.”
–Vice President Biden, October 18, 2011
“In Flint, Michigan, they cut their force [...]