Originally Posted by AustinChief
And here is my post for game...
You make the case that access to guns makes it more likely for us Americans to commit gun homicides. With less access that number would drop. I counter that it is the other way around. We are a much more aggressive and violent culture and that is one reason why we have more guns. You have NOTHING by way of proof to counter my claim.. I on the other hand have the wonderful case of Switzerland.
Ah the Swiss... with their cocoa with those tiny marshmallows in it! Here they come to save the day!
In Switzerland every able bodied male of military age has access to (in their home) an automatic "assault" rifle. YET, they have insignificant gun violence. BUT HOW CAN THIS BE! With access to all those damn guns! And the REALLY REALLY scary dangerous kind to boot!
You will probably argue that it's because they have strict gun laws.. which they do. But please explain how a strict law about carrying a gun in public prevents someone who has decided to carry out a criminal act(shooting someone) from committing a lesser act of taking the gun out in public? It's stupid so don't even try.
MY argument is that the Swiss (God Bless them and their chocolates) have two major differences from us. #1) every gun owner is well trained (doubt this makes much difference in what we are talking about but maybe, so let's at least put it out there) and #2) they are a vastly different and less aggressive culture.
So, please explain to me why the Swiss have such low gun violence stats when they assuredly have ready access to guns?
And that my friends is GAME.
So... I can't use any information, statistics, or evidence of gun control effectiveness from Western countries, because that's not applicable to our culture.
But the Swiss
can be used in service of your
Did I summarize that dynamic accurately?