Let's ban knives and take knife manufacturers to court!
Quite obviously, knives were made to kill ... 😉
In the latest available homicide stats I could find for England and the U.S. the overall per capita homicide rate in England is less than 1/4 the rate in the U.S. (1.2 per 100,000 population vs. 5.0 per 100k) and the death by knife rate in the U.K. - with all of its gun restrictions that lead people to other forms of weaponry, including knives - is STILL lower than the comparable U.S. rate (0.4 per 100k vs. 0.6/100k).
How much you want to be bet the UK takes action against knives LONG before its homicide by knife rate increases six-fold, as it needs to do to match the U.S.'s firearm death rate?
The homicide rate shows it is not a problem with weapons. The issue is something with the culture. There is something else going on.
Yes Bill, that is what I am saying. It is a culture problem because if you take guns out of the equation, we STILL have a higher rate than the UK.
The per capita homicide rate for methods other than firearms IS higher in the U.S. than in the U.K. but it's only marginally higher (e.g. 0.6 per 100k vs 0.4 per 100k for knives). The OVERALL homicide is not just 50% higher in the U.S. than the U.K. It's almost 350% higher in the U.S. than the U.K. the lion's share of that difference due to the difference in homicide rates for firearms in the two countries. So as to homicide rates my question is, in the absence of guns, do you contend that the overall homicide rate in the U.S. would REMAIN in the area of 350% higher than in the U.K.? Essentially, that an additional 12,000 people would be murdered each year by knives, strangulation, poisonings, etc since they wouldn't be killed by guns.