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    Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    The world is 'mystified' by America's enduring racism and 'bizarre' gun laws - Business Insider

    The world is 'mystified' by America's 'bizarre' gun laws



    BEIJING (AP) Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.

    Some said the attack reinforced their reservations about personal security in the U.S. particularly as a non-white foreigner while others said they'd still feel safe if they were to visit.

    Especially in Australia and northeast Asia, where firearms are strictly controlled and gun violence almost unheard of, many were baffled by the determination among many Americans to own guns despite repeated mass shootings, such as the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

    "We don't understand America's need for guns," said Philip Alpers, director of the University of Sydney's GunPolicy.org project that compares gun laws across the world. "It is very puzzling for non-Americans."

    A frontier nation like the U.S., Australia had a similar attitude toward firearms prior to a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35. Soon after, tight restrictions on gun ownership were imposed and no such incidents have been reported since.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Am I the only one that thinks the question is flawed?

    Of course "US gun Laws aren't normal by comparison," they cannot be. These other nations we are compared to do not have the same Constitutional phrased rights on gun ownership that we do. How could our laws be more uniform to other nations, written in those terms they would all be violations of the US Constitution.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Interesting that Business Insider, a conservative news site, ran this article. Something to note. Maybe things are culturally changing after all.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    Interesting that Business Insider, a conservative news site, ran this article. Something to note. Maybe things are culturally changing after all.
    They are, more Americans support gun rights and self defense then ever before and gun ownership is on the rise according to pew.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    I don't give a tinker's damn how some other country chooses to regulate firearms, or whether some foreigners "don't understand America's need for guns." They don't need to understand it. Nor does any American need to explain or justify it to them. Americans are not governed by foreign laws, but by the Constitution of the United States.

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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    They are, more Americans support gun rights and self defense then ever before and gun ownership is on the rise according to pew.


    I know. It's simply the "relic cultures" of bygone times that can't accept modernity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    I know. It's simply the "relic cultures" of bygone times that can't accept modernity.
    There is nothing inherently modern or not about firearms legislation.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    The world is 'mystified' by America's enduring racism and 'bizarre' gun laws - Business Insider

    The world is 'mystified' by America's 'bizarre' gun laws



    BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.

    Some said the attack reinforced their reservations about personal security in the U.S. — particularly as a non-white foreigner — while others said they'd still feel safe if they were to visit.

    Especially in Australia and northeast Asia, where firearms are strictly controlled and gun violence almost unheard of, many were baffled by the determination among many Americans to own guns despite repeated mass shootings, such as the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

    "We don't understand America's need for guns," said Philip Alpers, director of the University of Sydney's GunPolicy.org project that compares gun laws across the world. "It is very puzzling for non-Americans."

    A frontier nation like the U.S., Australia had a similar attitude toward firearms prior to a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35. Soon after, tight restrictions on gun ownership were imposed and no such incidents have been reported since.
    Our gun laws are not normal by comparison to other countries. Our founders had the sense to not trust government and therefore enshrined the right to be able to keep and bear arms. It amuses me that anti-2nd amendment loons often cite Australia as a gun control example while claiming no one is trying to take away your guns.
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    The world is 'mystified' by America's enduring racism and 'bizarre' gun laws - Business Insider

    The world is 'mystified' by America's 'bizarre' gun laws



    BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine people dead. Elsewhere, the attack renewed perceptions that Americans have too many guns and have yet to overcome racial tensions.

    Some said the attack reinforced their reservations about personal security in the U.S. — particularly as a non-white foreigner — while others said they'd still feel safe if they were to visit.

    Especially in Australia and northeast Asia, where firearms are strictly controlled and gun violence almost unheard of, many were baffled by the determination among many Americans to own guns despite repeated mass shootings, such as the 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

    "We don't understand America's need for guns," said Philip Alpers, director of the University of Sydney's GunPolicy.org project that compares gun laws across the world. "It is very puzzling for non-Americans."

    A frontier nation like the U.S., Australia had a similar attitude toward firearms prior to a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35. Soon after, tight restrictions on gun ownership were imposed and no such incidents have been reported since.
    your graph is flawed,it shows homices per 100k not gun homicides per 100k.second it graph itself is false,as america is much lower on that list,meaning the person who wrote the graph intentionally left out russia,el salvador honduras etc including many other countries.

    by a chart of gun ownership to gun crime,quite a few countries beat us in homicide and homicide by gun rate even with complete bans.

    Comparing murder rates and gun ownership across countries - Crime Prevention Research Center crimeresearch.org
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    Re: Are American Gun Laws "Normal" compared to other 1st World Nations?

    I'm American. They're perfectly normal to me.
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