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By Carl Fimble
I, for some reason read everything, including nutritional labels on food. I have not encountered a food which has a higher kcal count per 100grams than the gloriously delicious, and very Christmassy Ferrero Rocher :
Can that be beaten?
Thread partly inspired by @steppensheep's one on calories bought. Partly my me loving getting a box of Ferrero Rocher on my birthday or at Christmas.
So - in a number of threads I see people throw around phrases that infer the US is a hugely dangerous place with a high murder rate from guns. It's often used to counter proposals for UK citizen arming. Also, in my discussions with people around the world gun control is seen as a no brainer. I thought a fresh thread would be of use.
First - the majority of deaths in the US from guns are suicides, not murders.
Once you strip out those, murder rates are down to Canada or European level.
Next, strip out murders by non-whites: very difficult to do on a national level, but in NY and chicago, police stats show that african american suspects in shootings are disproportionately represented, in NY by 7-1 (whereas the population ratios are much more like 1:1.6).
At the national level, I can't see any breakdown by guns alone, but african americans are down for 53% of murders, whilst being less than 20% of the population.
this site is a great example of progressives lying about stats - read it yourself
So - as I say in conversation to a lot of people - if you strip out suicides and black shootings, the US is safer for gun murders than most European countries and Canada. If you want to stop gun deaths in the US, focus on mental health (suicides) and black gun crime. Gun control is not relevant to either.
If we want to arm the citizens of europe, it should be on cultural and ethnic lines based on stats.
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