Do you have the freedom to bear arms? You're not as free as Americans.Uh?? I'm oppressed??? Last time I looked I had the freedom of speech, freedom to associate, right to vote, etc. Geez aren't these the same rights that Americans have, so can some one please explain exactly how I'm oppressed. Because if I am I would really like to know!! :
You've proven two things: first that despite anti-gun laws, there are still many people killed by guns, people who had no chance of defending themselves, and second that in Canada, there are more non-gun related murders than in Texas. What does that say? Canadians are just a bunch of peace-loving hippies and it has nothing to do with anti-gun laws. It's probably some special miracle water or something.Last time I looked the murder rate here in Canada was a fraction of what it was in the U.S. The approximate # of murders in Canada last year was about 600 with only about 40% of them being gun related. So a whopping 240 people last year were killed by guns. Lets take Texas on the other hand. Texas has about ten million people less than Canada, but according to 1998 stats had about 1300 murders, of which almost 1000 of them were gun related. So I really don't see how you can argue that gun control equals an increase in crime, etc.
Like I said, Canadians are peace-loving hippies unlike most Americans. But I bet your murder rate (per population) is still higher than a place like a middle eastern country where 99% of the population is muslims.And last time I looked Canada was just as or if not more ethnically diverse as the U.S. and we have a lower crime and murder rate, so I really don't think that arguement flies.