I wouldn't be a member if it wasn't for the insurance. $25 a year for gun related accident insurance and insurance on the weapons themselves in case they're stolen is worth it. I know that they go too far a lot but there's also not an organization out there that fights harder for gun owners rights.
Do you know what prevents MURDER, rape, theft, and assault? Unless you're fuging Jackie Chan, GUNS DO. Other violent crime rates are lower in the USA because of our ability to protect ourselves.
The entire idea of having no guns period is just a fantasy. Criminals don't obey the guns laws that we have in place currently. That is a fact. Your focus needs to be on keeping guns away from criminals and crazy people instead of pissing off hobbyists.
I also proved that lack of guns is directly proportional to other violent crimes. Your little quote about rape reporting is bullshit too. It's a well known fact that Sweden has a huge problem with sexual assault and rape right now. If you want to have an actual discussion stop bending facts in your favor.
My arguments don't hold water? It is a FACT that other developed countries have crime rates that are HIGHER than the USA in different categories. Gun grabbers conveniently ignore the fact that violent crime rates in gun free zones are higher than violent crime rates in the USA. Sweden seems to be you guys favorite example. Sweden has higher hate crime rates than the USA. They have higher rape rates than the USA. Sweden has overall higher crime rates than the USA. Sweden has higher burglary rates than the USA. Sweden has higher auto theft rate than the USA. Sweden has more overall assaults than the USA. Sweden RapeAssaultCar theftRobberyUnited States of America Murder Restricting guns made Sweden a total paradise huh?! Banning guns is going to do nothing but make things worse.
Taking one sentence and discounting an entire argument. Great debating skills, mate. You should have ran for president. It's the truth though, if you're so afraid of guns then move. Go to these great countries where they have higher rape, assault, and burglary rates. Guns are never going anywhere so you might might as well go instead.
You know, there's a lot of different ways to play the statistics game. I could easily post statistics about how the USA has far more Blacks/Hispanics in it than ANY other developed country then Blame the murders on the minorities. I could also post statistics that show how income disparity is a much bigger issue in the USA than in any other developed country, and chalk up violence to strain theory. I could even find statistics that show how in a country like Australia where there are anti gun laws crime like rape, burglary, auto theft, assaults, robbery, etc are much higher than the rates in the USA.
Instead I'l just address your little statistic head on. That list does not include every country in the world. If the entire list was posted people would realize it's bullshit with hell holes like Liberia and Kuwait being listed as having less murders than the USA. But according to some of you guys that must mean that Liberia is a totally safe and awesome place to go hang out. That list also doesn't list other violent crimes. Crimes that have a lower rate in the US. If you seriously think that any of those countries are safer than the USA, why don't you move there?