Australia - A large island that does not have open boarders with Mexico.Larry,
I answered your question, now answer mine.
These countries all had millions of guns (three of them are English speaking countries with very similar ideals of personal responsibility and personal values when compared to the USA), they then made almost all of them illegal, why did their gun murders decline to almost nothing?
2012 gun murders...........all types of guns, not just assault type rifles with large magazines!
England & Wales..............41
How many millions of guns did these island nations have? FYI, the UK began pistol registration back about 100 years ago. With a knee jerk reaction due to a mass shooting, took them off people about 20 years ago. And we have significant gun crime given the amount of police control over firearms ownership.Australia - A large island that does not have open boarders with Mexico.
Japan - An island that does not have open boarders with Mexico.
New Zealand - An island that does not have open boarders with Mexico.
England & Wales - On an island that does not have open boarders with Mexico.
So Jim, your comparison between the US and these other countries is pretty much irrelevant. You also continue to bring up Japan as some sort of benchmark. Are you saying we should become like Japan and be very non-diverse and conservative?
Jim, you forgot one statistic:
The Moon.................... 0
Oh yeah, the English miners situation was/is a fiasco. Cop unions in the US aren't typically like that though. Union officers come from, and return to, the rank-and-file, and don't enjoy the huge perks you are referring to.Ever wondered what happened to Arthur Scargil? Sitting in a multi-million pound home that is paid for by the Miners Union even to this day. Whilst his members have gone without. Smug, self serving a holes the lot of them. Asked recently if he thought that were fair, when all around is going to the dogs, he vehemently defended his right to have his home paid for by the Union, it is his right don't you know!
Here in Chicago there is evidence of "opinion based off political appointment" with our Chief of police. You may know that conceal-carry is coming to Illinois soon, Chief Mccarthy has made comments on the topic saying "he will not train his officers to distinguish between criminals and civilians with guns". He as also made off comments about the second amendment.And on that point, major US city police chiefs are behind stricter gun control because, it appears, they believe it will result in fewer dead officers and fewer dead citizens.