Gun control ninnies constantly claim that more guns equates to more violent crime. On the other hand intelligent people know that the number of guns doesn’t have any effect on the amount of violent crime. Only the number of violent criminals can effect the amount of violent crime. A demonstration of this is Russia. NPR recently ran a piece that likely made a lot of people in the gun control community cry:
There are fewer than 13 million firearms in circulation in Russia, compared with an estimated 300 million in the United States. That works out to about 9 guns per 100 people in Russia and closed to 100 guns per 100 people in America.
The most recent homicide statistics for Russia show that there were 21,603 killings in 2009.
According to the FBI, the United States had 13,636 homicides in 2009 with a population that is more than twice as large. More than 80 percent of those killings were gun-related.
If you give a gun to a saint you have nothing to fear. If you give a gun to a demon you have much to fear. After the fall of the Soviet Union much of Russia was basically up for grabs. As the people lived their entire lives under a brutal regime many of them decided to emulate the fallen union and become brutal overlords themselves (many of them, not surprisingly, were form members of the Soviet government). It’s not surprising to see the violent crime rate in Russia remaining high considering the atmosphere of the country. And it’s not surprising to see the gun control ninnies eating crow once again.