When is a first strike not a first strike?
When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

June 01, 2004

Trigger Happy

Bravo Romeo Delta

or something. Yeah - that was right, Blathering about Columbine was supposed to reveal just how darned murderous and trigger-happy we unwashed are.

There's no way that America could have lower per capita crime rates than more enlightened places like New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Finland, or Denmark. Completely impossible for enlightened Canada and Australia to have significantly higher incidences of rape. Similarly, with the income equality that must surely exist in this land of corporate welfare and Bush's tax cuts, it is inconcievable that a place with the birlliant leadership of Spain could outstrip Americans for robbery. Or that residents of Iceland and Switzerland, let alone Australia, are more prone to burglary.

Now before you get all clever and assume that I'm inadvertantly proving Moore's thesis, go back and check the amount of actual fire arms deaths. As I seem to recall, Moore was arguing that it wasn't the ownership of firearms per se that was the problem, but the use of those firearms.

Sadly, it would seem that not only is America not the sea of crime that it is seen as from overseas observers, it isn't the land of rampant shootings either.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at June 1, 2004 03:53 AM

Retaliatiory Launches

With the economic troubles in Europe worsening, expect crime rates there to skyrocket. Combine that with the muslim immigration to the continent and you might want to plan your next few vacations to Hawaii or the Caribbean instead.

Posted by: BJW at June 2, 2004 08:36 PM

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