No, I don't. My wife and I both would like to learn to shoot, but right now paying off our cars is more important.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Why do I need a conceal and carry permit?
Do I need permission from the state? NO!
'The whole universe is going to die!'
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
Intresting that you had to throw in that qualifier.
The fact is the Isles have always had far lower homicide rates than the USA, even before there was much gun control. Violent crime increased in the 80's and 90's despite even more draconian gun control, then began to level off.
I think it is evident your lower rates of gun crime are cultural rather than a result of gun control.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
But they are gun crimes non the less and should be mentioned.
I'll try to find the figures on gun ownership in Ireland, but I have it on authority that it's in the region of 300-350,000 certificates issued. Or one in ten people. On a household basis thats about one in five housholds have a firearm, maybe one in 7 or 8.I think it is evident your lower rates of gun crime are cultural rather than a result of gun control.
They are hardly unknown. I have a couple myself.