seven European countries we consider was 63% the corresponding US figure, but by2007 it was 85% higher than in the US.
The UK experiences 5 times as many violent crimes as the USA:1) UK has strict gun control laws.UK annual violent crime rate: 2,034 violent crimes/ 100,000 inhabitants
(UKDaily Mail)2) US have about 270,000,000 guns
(WP) in the hands of approximately80,000,000 private citizens.US annual violent crime rate: 386.3 violent crimes
/ 100,000 inhabitants
(FBI)3) On September 13, 2004 the Federal Assault Weapons Ban sunset. Whenconsidering 5- and 10-year trends, the 2011 estimated violent crime total was15.4 percent below the 2007 level and 15.5 percent below the 2002 level.(FBI)Faced with the reported data, it appears, the threat of an armed response by a potentialvictim to an assailant has a substantial effect on reducing the incidence of violent crime.
The Right to Keep and Bear Arms through History
: "Tyranny derives from the oligarchy's mistrust of the people; hencethey deprive them of arms, ill-treat the lower class, and keep them from residing in thecapital. These are common to oligarchy and tyranny."
Aristotle in Politics (J. Sinclair translation, pg. 218, 1962)
Crime in Europe and in the US: dissecting the “reversal of misfortunes”
Paolo Buonanno, Francesco Drago, Roberto Galbiati, and Giulio Zanella*
October 1, 2010 http://www.cepr.org/meets/wkcn/9/979/papers/Buonnano_etal.pdf