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What does this have to do with anything? confused.gif

I was asking myself the same question...

One lesson to be learnt:

Do not marry a Canadian woman.
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I believe high rates of gun ownership cause high rates of gun violence. I do not believe high rates of gun ownership cause high rates of violence though. If you look at countries with lower gun ownership, like say Canada or Japan, you simply find violence with other weapons. Japan in particular is big on violence with blades. Canada tends to use hockey sticks.

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What does this have to do with anything? confused.gif

Oh I thought we were throwing out pointless numbers just for the fuck of it. Canada only has 50 married couples and 49 of the wives killed the husbands compared to Japan which has eleventy billion married couples and 51 of the wives killed the husbands useful stat that.

Also I'd be willing to bet that you are looking at knife law violations not violent crime. In Japan you can't carry a long blade and police can pretty much search whoever they want so there are plenty of possesion charges. In 10 years I can only remember 2 knife murders (well one was multiple) making the news. (one was less than 50 metres from my house) And there was a terrible case the year before I moved here.
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Nice use of nonstandard emoticon.

Thanks -- it's the playoffs, eh? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Nice use of nonstandard emoticon.

Thanks -- it's the playoffs, eh? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

rough ones though, us Canadians aren't going to have a team left!
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rough ones though, us Canadians aren't going to have a team left!

Good.
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rough ones though, us Canadians aren't going to have a team left!
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Good.

Feh -- even when the teams aren't ours the best players are!
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

What does this have to do with anything? confused.gif

Oh I thought we were throwing out pointless numbers just for the fuck of it. Canada only has 50 married couples and 49 of the wives killed the husbands compared to Japan which has eleventy billion married couples and 51 of the wives killed the husbands useful stat that.

This is not what I said at all. Might I suggest a re-read?
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Also I'd be willing to bet that you are looking at knife law violations not violent crime. In Japan you can't carry a long blade and police can pretty much search whoever they want so there are plenty of possesion charges. In 10 years I can only remember 2 knife murders (well one was multiple) making the news. (one was less than 50 metres from my house) And there was a terrible case the year before I moved here.

Again, not what I said at all. I said "violence with blades" not "murder with blades."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7508418.stm
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Reports suggest that in 2007 there were 40% more knife crimes than there were five years earlier. But the numbers were still pretty low compared to other countries - fewer than 5,000 violations of the knife crime law in a country of more than 127 million people.
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What I'm saying is that the insinuation that gun ownership is the cause of the higher murder rate in America is false.
Personally I don't think guns cause or don't cause much murder. Maybe if you could completely get rid of them you might cut it down, but you can't. Taking guns away from law abiding people will do nothing.
On the other hand I do believe that high rates of gun ownership contribute to lower lesser crime rates in the 'burbs/rural areas, thinks like robbery, burglary, and so forth. That might help explain why those crimes are so widespread in Europe while they're largely limited to problem areas here.

The high murder rate is due to the high number of illiterate, frustrated, bigoted people in America. If we could get rid of them, the rest could be trusted to own guns.

The people who want to own and carry guns the most seem to be paranoid.
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I imagine that, rights be damned, they are doing their level best to control the situation and make sure the state doesn't look like even more of a backward shithole.

Can it be made to look like more of a backward shithole? Maybe they could merge it with Alabama?
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The high murder rate is due to the high number of illiterate, frustrated, bigoted people in America..
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Can it be made to look like more of a backward shithole? Maybe they could merge it with Alabama?

You never fail to deliver.
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This is not what I said at all. Might I suggest a re-read?

Sorry, mea culpa.


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Again, not what I said at all. I said "violence with blades" not "murder with blades."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7508418.stm

I know you said violence with blades I did not say other wise I actually said, I bet you are looking at knife law violations not violent crime, then I gave a personal anecdote. I think you are confusing violent crime with knife law violation. Violent crime is relatively rare in Japan and when it does occur it makes the news and is often sensationalised.
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Reports suggest that in 2007 there were 40% more knife crimes than there were five years earlier. But the numbers were still pretty low compared to other countries - fewer than 5,000 violations of the knife crime law in a country of more than 127 million people.

Knife crimes include possesion of a blade over about 2.5" almost certainly the majority of these offenses are in that catagory. Even if that is not the case the above quote not only doesn't support your statement that "Japan in particular is big on violence with blades." it refutes it. Japan is not big on violence with blades or otherwise.
Edited by Fang66 - 4/19/12 at 11:16pm
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