2/09/2013

Country with highest murder rate has low gun ownership rate (at least if you believe the silly Small Arms Survey)

If you believe the left wing, pro-gun control, error filed Small Arms Survey, Honduras had a well below average gun ownership rate in 2007 but a murder rate of 82 per 100,000.  That is about 17 times greater than the US rate that year.  From Fox News:
For the second straight year, Honduras' second largest city topped the list of the world's most dangerous cities, according to a Mexican research center.
Drug violence, gang activity and the targeted killing of women all contributed to San Pedro de Sula's top ranking in the list compiled by the organization Seguridad, Justicia y Paz.
"San Pedro de Sula authorities have claimed that the placement of the city in the first place in the rankings hurts his image. They have also argued that our figures are wrong," a statement from the organization noted. "But we rely on official figures regarding the effect on the ranking, which only recognize the reality. This is not damaging the image of the city the violence and the inability of governments to contain it and reduce it is. Hiding it never resolves problems." . . .
The average gun ownership rate across 10.2 guns per 100 people.  Honduras' was 6.2 per 100 people.

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Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

I invite everyone (who hasn't already done so) to visit the web site of this "Small Arms Survey". Just a few minutes should convince any impartial observer that they are a sophisticated propaganda machine posing as a neutral, scientificly oriented, humanitarian dispenser of facts.
Obama's administration has assured us that we have nothing to fear from the US's signing of the UN's Small Arms Treaty. You know, the building in New York City that has the sculpture of the revolver with the tied-in-a-knot barrel in front.
I guess, yet again, I've just been paranoid!

2/10/2013 11:31 AM  

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