Miguel at Gun Free Zone (put it on your regular reading list) has a great story today comparing the nations of Iraq (where residents have some semblance of a right to keep firearms in their homes) to Venezuela (a supposed democracy where residents have NO right to keep firearms).

Interesting juxtaposition.

Area: 435,052 km2  (169,234 sq mi)
Population: 36,004,552
Deaths in 2013 (Deadliest year since 2008): 7,000+

Area: 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi)
Population: 28,946,101
Homicides in 2013 (up to Dec 26): 24,763

So Iraq, a country that has sectarianism and terrorism allegedly running wild made worse by the evil hand of the Imperialistic United States has less than 1/3 the killings of a peaceful, democratically elected Neo-Communist Government which has banned the possession of evil guns from the hands of its citizens and has imposed draconian Gun Control laws.

Oh yes! Gun Control works wonderfully.

If I may, I’d like to add Chicago in the mix.  I know it’s not a country, but you can compare and contrast an American city with some of the strictest gun control in America.


Area:  606.1 square kilometers (234 sq miles)
Population: 2,714,856
Deaths in 2013:  421


So Chicago, a city in America with uber-strict gun control, has a homicide rate approaching that of Iraq…


And people wonder why we say “CHICAGO ISN’T SAFE”. 1 2 3 4 5 and more

2 thoughts on “Contrasting Venezuela, Iraq and Chicago homicides”
  1. Chicago should be a separate enity from the rest of Illinois, sick of supporting them and their corrupt goverment

  2. It’s been a number of years since I visited Chicago. I swore I’d never go back after a close call on my wife and I’s last visit.

    She’s been bugging me to return. She likes some things in Chicago and once I get a permit, I might be more inclined to visit again.

    Yes, Chicago is dangerous.

    You’re a fool if you don’t recognize the risk.


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