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    Guns and Germany

    Germany has among the highest rate of gun ownership in Europe, falling just behind Finland and Switzerland. In Germany there are approximately 45 million guns privately owned. Yet Germany also has among the lowest gun death rate in Europe and in the world. So that just goes to show you more guns does not always mean more gun deaths and more crime.

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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Probably because of all those guns.
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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Probably because of all those guns.
    Maybe because in some areas you can drive 140 MPH on their roads.
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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Probably because of all those guns.
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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by DebateChallenge View Post
    Germany has among the highest rate of gun ownership in Europe, falling just behind Finland and Switzerland. In Germany there are approximately 45 million guns privately owned. Yet Germany also has among the lowest gun death rate in Europe and in the world. So that just goes to show you more guns does not always mean more gun deaths and more crime.
    No doubt a defensible argument if true and not allowing for other factors. But if you couple the number of guns in the US with the disparities in income, the legacy of racism, the lack of social services compared to Germany you get a different picture. Also, guns, tho maybe plentiful, are controled in Germany. Seems they have 1/20 the rate of gun deaths compared to the US, if I read the chart correctly. Apples and oranges compared to the USA. Gun availability is a factor in our death rate when mixed with others.

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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by DebateChallenge View Post
    Germany has among the highest rate of gun ownership in Europe, falling just behind Finland and Switzerland. In Germany there are approximately 45 million guns privately owned. Yet Germany also has among the lowest gun death rate in Europe and in the world. So that just goes to show you more guns does not always mean more gun deaths and more crime.
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    Probably because of all those guns.
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    Maybe because in some areas you can drive 140 MPH on their roads.
    Or its because guns are heavily regulated and you can't just buy one at Wal Mart no questions asked. If you'd really like to use them as an example, they show you can regulate guns and keep them out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them without outlawing ownership all together.

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    Re: Guns and Germany

    I guess you'd be totally fine with us implementing Germany's gun laws, then, right?

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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyjo View Post
    Also, guns, tho maybe plentiful, are controled in Germany.
    Before you go overboard about guns being much more controlled and much harder to legally get in Germany than in the USA you should first consider the fact that about three fourths of the guns owned in Germany are owned illegally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyjo View Post
    Seems they have 1/20 the rate of gun deaths compared to the US, if I read the chart correctly. Apples and oranges compared to the USA. Gun availability is a factor in our death rate when mixed with others.
    See above.

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    Re: Guns and Germany

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Or its because guns are heavily regulated and you can't just buy one at Wal Mart no questions asked. If you'd really like to use them as an example, they show you can regulate guns and keep them out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them without outlawing ownership all together.
    See post #9

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