A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 82-year-old woman was beheaded in broad daylight in a suburban back garden.
The anti-gun movement currently focuses on the terms “gun-violence” and “gun-crime.” As if the underlying violence and crime will suddenly cease if guns didn’t exist. But here we have a worst case example of the fact violence and crime don’t go away because you’ve gotten rid of guns. In fact, crimes like these only serve to fan the flames of Britain’s current campaign against, you guessed it, knives. Yes, years after they’ve all but completely banned guns, crime and violence still exist in England.
There’s no point in denying the actual homicide rate in the US is higher than in the UK. That’s a well reported and verified fact. However; what’s less often reported is that in the US, you’re less likely to be a victim in the first place. Of course, in the face of that fact, you’ll find that some criminologists and most mainstream media outlets will argue that you can’t compare crime between the two countries.
They argue that comparisons can’t be made because the definition crimes such as rape, sexual assault, or aggravated assault often vary between countries and even individual agencies within the same country. In fact, the very definition of any violent crime varies so much, they argue, that no apples to apples comparison can be made. Funny, those same folks have no problems making their own comparisons so long as they can say there is a higher rate of homicides “caused by guns.”