Monday, September 28, 2009

Gun laws around the world

From a 1997 article by attorney Don Kates, reprinted at NRA-ILA, on gun laws in Europe and elsewhere:
Americans have been gravely misled about foreign gun ownership and the severity and effectiveness of foreign gun bans. It simply is not true to state that "the U.S. has more gun availability and far less restriction than any other modern industrial nation."

That honor goes to Israel where, nevertheless, murder "rates are much lower than in the United States despite ... [Israel`s] greater availability of guns to law-abiding civilians," writes Israeli judge Abraham Tennenbaum (formerly an official with the Israeli National Police and then a professor of criminology). ...

Article here, with some charts and tables.

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