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Old 03-24-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Lots of Canadians have guns. I have two myself.
At least the alpaca farmer slapped the guy on the head for stressing his animals. He would have been shot in the US.
FYI, that was a really stupid thing to say.

 
Old 03-24-2014, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Now that is funny! US murder rate is 65 times higher than Canada's, and most use guns.
People don't drive snowmobiles in the inner city. That's where the intentional homicides take place. And for the record, the U.S. murder rate is slightly more than 4 times higher than Canada's.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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What do you need a Mountie for, when a simple slap upside the head will suffice?
I'm thinking that it was the threat of a gaping chest wound that did the job.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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Most of the shootings in Canada are also gang related, so what?
So what? Because you need more laws.....gangs will obey laws....
 
Old 03-24-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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Now that is funny! US murder rate is 65 times higher than Canada's, and most use guns.
LOL, where did you get that number from? Doing a quick check on Wikipedia the murder rate in Canada is 1.6, the US is 4.8.

4.8 / 1.6 = 3 ... or 3 times higher.

If we remove the murders amongst the black population from equation the US rate is roughly halved bringing it inline with most other industrialized nations.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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The farmer sounds like a responsible gun owner, shoot only when necessary, unlike the Zimmerman's of the world who are eager to kill someone.

Kudos to the farmer for assessing the situation first.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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LOL, where did you get that number from? Doing a quick check on Wikipedia the murder rate in Canada is 1.6, the US is 4.8.

4.8 / 1.6 = 3 ... or 3 times higher.

If we remove the murders amongst the black population from equation the US rate is roughly halved bringing it inline with most other industrialized nations.
What the ????
What's with the "if we remove" or "if we omit"? You get to remove squat! It's all part and parcel of the rich and colourful tapestry that is America.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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If we remove the murders amongst the black population from equation the US rate is roughly halved bringing it inline with most other industrialized nations.
About half the convicted murderers in the US are black. Is it a black problem or a poverty problem? Canada's poverty rate is about 1/2 the US rate.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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What the ????
What's with the "if we remove" or "if we omit"? You get to remove squat! It's all part and parcel of the rich and colourful tapestry that is America.
You can ignore the facts if you want but that won't change them.
 
Old 03-24-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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The comment I was replying too was discussing the higher murder rate in the US and if you are going to discuss that you can't ignore the the abnormally high murder rate amongst the black population. That is what drives the higher murder rate in the US compared to other industrialized nations.
Well, the high homicide rate of the Inuit and First Nations are spiking our numbers considerably, but you don't see us whining about omitting them. They're Canadians.
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