|Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 28):|
a) the society there is more equal, with less poverty and more overall wealth
b) the education system is better
c) more integrated society with less minorities (in America most gun crime is committed by minorities)
d) military training for a lot of people/compulsary service meaning people respect guns and society more.
e) less organized crime
f) less gangsta/rap/gun culture glorification
My goodness, I knew we were good, but not that good. And I love NZ too. Actually I do. I think NZ is great, bit cold but lovely in the summer. Esp the Christchurch area, damn that set of quakes.
|Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30):|
As does Australia. They just don't consider gun ownership to be a fundamental right. For that matter, no country in the world does with one and only glaring exception.
If I got the number of statements that I agree with there correct!!
|Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 41):|
That's your own government's statistics.
Well you are right about them being the GoAus stats, but evidently you did not read the document, esp look at the second figure. It even gives the degree one trend and confidence limits. DOWN. And that goes to 2007, I believe the numbers for the past three years are lower again. I suppose that this sort of comment indicates an unwillingness to accept the bleeding obvious?
|Quoting Kent350787 (Reply 46):|
I do not suppose you will get many answers there Kent! Interesting that Mexico gets quite a bit of blame. What I cannot work out is both where the Mexicans find a market for their naughty naughty drugs and where they get most of their guns. Quite a puzzle that!!!
Does make one wonder however if the US was populated by Doc clones between gun laws and decriminalization of drugs, how would matters be?