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).
Area: 435,052 km2 (169,234 sq mi)
Deaths in 2013 (Deadliest year since 2008): 7,000+
Area: 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi)
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)
Deaths in 2013: 421
So Chicago, a city in America with uber-strict gun control, has a homicide rate approaching that of Iraq…