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Subject: Re: The Economist on gun control Date: 12/23/2012 7:08 PM
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Lots of good that has done in Britain since their gun ban. Violence with GUNS is rising at 100% per year..year after year.

You're absolutely flat out and completely wrong (as usual).

The total number of firearm offenses in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 from 1998 to 2008. That's 100% in a decade. Of those offenses, England and Wales have about 50 gun homicides a year.

In 1998 alone, 30,708 people in the United States died from firearm-related deaths (12,102 of those deaths were murders).

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-19/opinions/35929...
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