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Michigan: gun related murder rates are misleading
Michigan is a great example why gun related murder rates for the United States are misleading. Socialists want to point to the murder rates of European countries or Japan in order to boost their claims that guns are the cause of the high murder rate in the United States of America. Maybe these socialists think that America is equivalent to Europe and Japan culturally with the only difference being that America has guns. But that is not true. America is a melting pot of diversity, which means that we get the violence of African and South American cultures melted in with the European and Asian cultures.
poverty and race do not cause gun murder
Poverty does not make someone an immoral murderer, but a culture of violence let loose on lawless cities does result in higher murder rates. There are billions of poor people of every race and background that are neither murderers nor criminals. An individual's income does not cause someone to be a murderer. Someone’s race does not cause them to be a murderer. But, when there is a societal breakdown within certain areas we encounter spikes in murder rates. I am going to use Michigan as an example to show why guns are not the problem for the high murder rate in America. The murder rate in America is actually a result of societal breakdown.
Detroit Michigan proves that guns aren't the problem
The population of Michigan is roughly 10 million people. Michigan about the size of Belgium or Belarus in terms of population. Michigan had 613 murders in 2011, but the city of Detroit, Michigan committed 334 of those murders. Something doesn’t add up. How can 334 murders come from Detroit, a city of 700,000 citizens, while the remaining 9 million Michiganders only committed 279 murders? It doesn’t make sense if you think that guns are the problem. Those numbers should be distributed among the entire population of Michigan. But wait, it gets even worse for the gun grabbers.
Flint Michigan is a mini murder capital
Flint is another anomaly in Michigan. Flint, Michigan has a population of only 100,000 people, but Flint saw 52 murders in 2011. There are other high crime areas within Michigan like Pontiac, Kalamazoo, Saginaw that we could use to point out that the murder problems are not linked to gun ownership. Although, the murder rates in those cities are dwarfed by the murder rates in Detroit and Flint. Detroit and Flint are not alone, these figures can be applied across the United States.
America’s murder rate is not caused by guns, it is a result of the violent subculture that exists within pretty much every major city in the United States. The gang culture and lawlessness within Flint and Detroit raised the murder total in Michigan from 227 for 9 million people to 613 million for 10 million people. Are guns really the problem or are these high crime cities run by drug dealers and gang bangers the problem?
Michigan is safer than European countries
Maybe this is what the socialists among us do not recognize. Most Americans live in the metropolitan areas of these violent cities. There are a lot of murders taking place within 50 miles of our families. We need to be able to protect ourselves. Americans are a relatively peaceful people. Our Michigan’s murder figures minus Detroit and Flint (227) matches up with Belgium (180) and is better than the Belarus (473). Hand guns are illegal in Belarus, yet somehow you are more likely to be murdered in Belarus than you are anywhere in Michigan outside of Detroit. Go figure, criminals break the law to kill people even if you make their guns illegal. Who would have thought?
Gun control doesn't work
So, before you decide to grab everyone’s guns remember Belarus and Detroit. Detroit’s drug dealers and gang bangers are still going to kill each other. The people that you will be disarming are the relatively peaceful people in the rest of America that want to protect their families and obey the laws of our society. What we need to do is crack down on the lawless behavior within the major cities to bring America’s murder rate down. But we can’t do that because the racial element of cities like Detroit and Flint will surface, and too many African Americans will end up in prison.
Gun bans are the socialists alternative to law enforcement
If lowering the murder rate is actually the goal of the socialists then Obama will have quite a dilemma. He will have to increase law enforcement and become tough on crime in predominantly African American neighborhoods. This will result in higher incarceration rates among African Americans; something that is already criticized by the socialists. Increasing law enforcement in these neighborhoods is out of the question. We can’t have profiling. Cities like Detroit will continue to be owned by murderers, gangbangers and drug dealers.
What is plan B for the socialists? Ignore the constitution and take the guns away from everyone. I mean look at the facts. Two nuts killed 50 people of the 13,000 murdered in the USA last year. Does it make sense to take rights away from 313 million people because of two nuts? Look at Belarus, they aren't allowed to have hand guns and they still have a high murder rate.
Think things through and determine what your goal is. Gun control is not designed to lower the murder rate. At best it is a misguided policy that doesn't target the criminal elements within the country. At worst it is an attempt to bypass the second amendment of the US constitution so that the government can be tyrannical without having to worry about the reaction of a armed civilian population.