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Re: Principle of Inclusionby BrowserUk (Patriarch)
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Actually . . . there's statistical evidence to suggest that more lax firearms laws lead to reduced violent crime rates
In 2001, the USA suffered 29,573 deaths by gunshot from a total population of 285,317,572.
In 2001, the UK suffered 167 deaths by gunshot from a total population of 58,789,194.
In 2000, 75,685 people were treated for non-fatal gunshot injuries in the USA.
In 2000, 102 people were treated for non-fatal gonshot injuries in the UK (England and Wales).
You might *feel* you are safer due to your right to bear arms, but you aren't.
And your feeling about OSs is equally coloured by what you want to believe, rather than reality.
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