As welcome a reality check as Ben Swann’s fact checking is, with respect to gun-related crime, it doesn’t include a dose of race realism. Even liberal hypocrites know which zip codes to avoid in order to stay out of the line of fire.
Here is Ben Swann’s Reality Check, paraphrased:
First up on Swann’s list is Piers’ single most touted fact: that the UK, having banned guns 15 or so years back, suffered only 35 gun-related deaths in 2011, against 11,000 in the US. FBI crime stats reveal that, of the 12,664 homicides we had in 2011, 8,583 were gun-related.
With a population of 62.6 million, Britain in fact saw 59 gun-related homicides in 2011, and not the number Piers persistently cites. But as our fact checker points out, is it any surprise that gun-related homicides in a country that has banned guns will be lower than in one that has not effected such a ban?
The cretin’s claims (Morgan’s) for no-guns-equals-lower-crime rates dissolves. The US has the highest gun ownership rates in the world. But, despite being number one in gun ownership, the US is 28th in gun-related homicides, and has a remarkably low overall murder rate: 2.97 per 100,000.
The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU, the fifth highest robbery rate, the fourth highest burglary rate. And the EU crowned Britain as the most violent country in the EU, with 2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The US has only 466 violent crimes per 100,000.