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02 March 2013

Chart of the Day: OECD: Living Standards Are Much Higher In The United States






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More Guns Equal More Crime? Not!


The Small Arms Survey (SAS) is an “independent research project” that provides data on “all aspects of small arms and armed violence,” and partners with international organisations such as the United Nations that seek to severely control or ban guns. In 2007, the SAS published estimated civilian firearms inventories for 172 UN member countries. The United States clearly led with the highest gun ownership:






In 2011, the United Nations published homicide data for 189 member countries, all of them OECD members. The U.S. only had the 92nd highest homicide rate, placing it in the 52nd percentile:

 






With regard to robbery, the latest OECD crime statistics show that the United States ranks as the 7th lowest out of 26 countries:





The United States remains in the 52nd percentile among the SAS countries:


 



When people were asked if they felt unsafe on the street after dark, the United States ranked the 8th lowest out of 25 countries:






Related Reading:

 
Gun Control By The Numbers
  
Gun Control Is Quintessentially Anti-American And Racist
  
The AWB or CCW Laws:  Which Has Had More Of An Impact On The Murder Rate?

Gun Control:  Well, The Trouble With Our Gun-Grabbing 'Friends' Is Not That They Are Ignorant, But That They Know So Much That Isn’t So.

Gun Bans:  Mad Dogs And Englishmen

Black Religious Leaders:  Gun Control Is All About Controlling People

Gun Control & Rape:  Just Lie Back, Spread Your Legs, And Take One For The Gun Control Team???  No Thanks.

After The "Toughest" Gun Law, Gun Crime Rose

Gun Control?  Surprise!  Europeans, Like Americans, Resist Any Gun Ban

Ask An "Educated" Gungrabber:  Who's More Dangerous -  An American Woman With An Ar-15 Or A Nazi WIth A Sturmgewehr in 1942?


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