USA: First in World in Gun Ownership – Not Even in Top 100 Countries for Murder Rate
by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost
Bill Whittle quickly became one of my favorite commentators. In the following monologue, Whittle brilliantly displays something I have pointed out concerning how the socialist and communist gun grabbers in America demonize guns. He exposes their bias to all of the relevant FBI data at their disposal.
Whittle rightly points out that America tops the list of guns per capita. There are 90 guns per every 100 people. Not only does this arsenal among the American people make it a force to be reckoned with against those who would seek to dominate the US population, but these weapons are the means of fighting against tyranny and oppression.
The socialists and communists would have us believe that America, because she has so many guns in the hands of private citizens, that she would have the greatest per capita murder rate as well. Well, that would be a false assumption. The number one country with the highest murder rate is a socialist country, Honduras!
In fact, compare America’s per capita murder rate of 4.7 per 100,000 resident to that of a US city like Detroit, Michigan, where socialist and communist Democrats have imposed massive gun control. In Detroit, the murder rate is 54.6 per 100,000. Consider that is Detroit was a country, it would be in second place, just behind Honduras!
Out of 218 countries, “gun culture America” didn’t even make it into the top 100 of those countries with the highest murder rates per capita. She came in 111. Imagine that!
Virtually every country ahead of the US in per capita murders have big government, socialist-styled gun control laws.
However, that’s not all.
Whittle says that America’s murder rate, 4.7 per 100,000, is “artificially higher than it should be because it includes so many deadly, murderous, toxic places like… Detroit, Michigan.”
But Detroit is not the only socialist infested city in America, whose rigorous gun control laws have borne the fruit of murder. No, other heavily socialist controlled cities in America bear similar fruit. For instance, here’s other American cities and their murder rates per year:
- New Orleans – 53.2 per 100,000
- St. Louis – 35.5 per 100,000
- Baltimore – 34.9 per 100,000
- Newark – 34.4 per 100,000
- Oakland – 31,8 per 100,000
- Stockton – 23.7 per 100,000
- Kansas City – 22.6 per 100,000
- Philadelphia – 21.5 per 100,000
- Cleveland – 21.3 per 100,000
- Memphis – 20.2 per 100,000
- Atlanta – 19.0 per 100,000
- Chicago – 18.5 per 100,000
So, consider that 4.7 per 100,000 includes these high crime areas, which have been largely controlled by socialists. Why then is the overall number of murders in America as low as it is? It’s because of largely of cities where guns are lawfully carried and used. Here’s just a few of the cities cited and their murder rates based on 100,000 per capita: