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The UK holds that distinction, and it is pretty clear why the hold it... gun control:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/09/24/How-Gun-Contro...

Excerpts:

Gun control in Britain passed in stages, beginning just after World War I and continuing in a reactionary fashion with increasing strictness through the 1990s.

When the final stage arrived in 1997, and virtually all handguns were banned via the Firearms Act, the promise was a reduction in crime and greater safety for the British people. But the result was the emergence of Britain as the "most violent country in Europe."

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And what has been the outcome of passing more laws in Britain to remedy the fact that other laws were ignored or broken? It has not been good.

In 2009, twelve years after the Firearms Act of 1997 was passed, Daily Mail Online reported that Britain was "the most violent country in Europe." They also reported that Britain's home figures showed "the UK [had] a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and South Africa."


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How could this be? Turns out that violent people don't need guns to be violent, they're violent with or without guns. The only difference? Their would-be victims are at a distinct disadvantage if they are disarmed. It's a criminal free-for-all over there now, the stats don't lie.

This is what happens when you trust the government to protect you individually... they simply cannot do it. It's impossible unless you're going to literally move into a police station (and even that wouldn't be foolproof). You're on your own, we all are. I opt to be armed just in case.
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