‘Common Sense’ and Gun Violence
As in… WHY more gun violence?
Why more young adults targeting schools?
Truly have a convicted opinion on what you feel the SOLUTION is?
As always, Simon Black does a damn bang-up job looking at the grey areas of life, which are the areas that fuel deeper debate and critical thinking.
An excerpt from the preface / intro to today’s SovereignMan.com podcast:
“The reality is that there’s no clear evidence that either side is correct.
Australia is often held up as an example of a nation that passed strict gun laws (including confiscation) in 1996 following several mass shootings.
And yes, gun violence dropped precipitously. Australia now has one of the lowest murder rates in the world.
But contrast that with Serbia, for example, which is the #2 country in the world in terms of guns per capita (the United States is #1).
Serbia has a strong gun culture and fairly liberal laws. Yet its gun violence rate is incredibly low, on par with Australia’s.
There are plenty of examples in the world of places that passed strict gun laws, and violence decreased (Colombia).
Others where violence INCREASED after passing strict gun laws (Venezuela, Chicago).
Other examples of places which have LOW levels of gun violence, yet liberal laws (Serbia). And still others with LOW levels of gun violence and fairly strict laws (Chile).
The point is that you can look at the data 10,000 different ways and never really find a clear correlation. So there HAS to be something else going on.”
Read Simon’s full perspective HERE…