Also according to the U.N., as of 2005, Scotland was the most violent country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to be assaulted than in America.
Other countries have less guns and possibly fewer gun deaths, but that does not make them safer.
Russell Bonchu, III

You’ve been reading too much NRA literature! 2003 was just 4 years after the gun control legislation kicked in. In 2014, according to police records, there were 62 cases of murder in Scotland. That’s with a population of 5.3 million people — so that’s 11.7 murders per million people. The rate for 2014 across the USA was 45 murders per million people (according to the FBI). Four times higher. So…where exactly does that leave your argument?

Worse still, that number doesn’t include suicides and accidental gun deaths…if you include those, the numbers for the USA are around fifteen times higher than in Scotland.

The problem with the figures you’re quoting is that you’re looking a “assault” charges…not things that result in deaths (“murder”). You wouldn’t expect gun control to reduce the number of scuffles between drunken idiots outside a bar…but that’s what most of those assault charges will be.

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