To ban or not to ban guns

Constitution of the United States of America

Constitution of the United States of America (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

See the statistic at the bottom of the page………….

The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
Murders per 100,000 citizens
Honduras 91.6 El Salvador 69.2 Cote d’lvoire 56.9 Jamaica 52.2 Venezuela 45.1 Belize 41.4 US Virgin Islands 39.2 Guatemala 38.5  Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2 Zambia 38.0 Uganda 36.3 Malawi 36.0 Lesotho 35.2   Trinidad and Tobago 35.2 Colombia 33.4 South Africa 31.8 Congo 30.8 Central African Republic 29.3  Bahamas 27.4  Puerto Rico 26.2   Saint Lucia 25.2   Dominican Republic 25.0 Tanzania 24.5 Sudan 24.2   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9 Ethiopia 22.5 Guinea 22.5 Dominica 22.1 Burundi 21.7 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7 Panama 21.6 Brazil 21.0 Equatorial Guinea 20.7 Guinea-Bissau 20.2 Kenya 20.1 Kyrgyzstan 20.1 Cameroon 19.7 Montserrat 19.7   Greenland 19.2   Angola 19.0 Guyana 18.6 Burkina Faso 18.0 Eritrea 17.8 Namibia 17.2 Rwanda 17.1 Mexico 16.9 Chad 15.8 Ghana 15.7 Ecuador 15.2 North Korea 15.2 Benin 15.1 Sierra Leone 14.9 Mauritania 14.7 Botswana 14.5   Zimbabwe 14.3   Gabon 13.8  Nicaragua 13.6   French Guiana 13.3   Papua New Guinea 13.0  Swaziland 12.9  Bermuda 12.3  Comoros 12.2  Nigeria 12.2   Cape Verde 11.6  Grenada 11.5  Paraguay 11.5  Barbados 11.3   Togo 10.9  Gambia 10.8
Peru 10.8  Myanmar 10.2  Russia 10.2  Liberia 10.1  Costa Rica 10.0  Nauru 9.8  Bolivia 8.9  Mozambique 8.8  Kazakhstan 8.8  Senegal 8.7  Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7  Mongolia 8.7  British Virgin Islands 8.6  Cayman Islands 8.4  Seychelles 8.3  Madagascar 8.1  Indonesia 8.1  Mali 8.0  Pakistan 7.8  Moldova 7.5  Kiribati 7.3  Guadeloupe 7.0  Haiti 6.9  Timor-Leste 6.9  Anguilla 6.8  Antigua and Barbuda 6.8  Lithuania 6.6  Uruguay 5.9  Philippines 5.4  Ukraine 5.2  Estonia 5.2  Cuba 5.0  Belarus 4.9  Thailand 4.8  Suriname 4.6  Laos 4.6  Georgia 4.3  Martinique 4.2

The United States 4.2

ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans

Conclusion:  If there was a gun ban in 1776, we would not be the United States of America.  If you ban guns now only the criminals would have them and it is much easier to fish in a barrel. Just calling it like I see it.  Any thoughts reply below.

The right to keep and bear arms (often referred as the right to bear arms or to have arms) is the people’s right to have their own arms for their defense as described in the philosophical and political writings of Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli, the English Whigs and others.[1] In countries with an English common law tradition, a long standing common law right to keep and bear arms has long been recognized, as pre-existing in common law, prior even to the existence of national constitutions.[2] In the United States, the right to keep and bear arms is also an enumerated right specifically protected by the US Constitution such that people have a personal right to own arms for individual use, and a collective right to bear arms in a militia.[3]

The phrase “right of the people to keep and bear arms” was first used in the text of the United States Bill of Rights (coming into law as the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States), although similar legal wording can be found in the English Bill of Rights 1689 which states “Subjects which are Protestants may have Arms for their Defence”. Beyond the United States of America, and especially in countries without a common law tradition, the general concept of a right to bear arms varies widely by country, state or jurisdiction ranging from being recognized to being non-existent. In addition, even within jurisdictions which long had a common law tradition, but no constitution, Parliamentary supremacy has also largely removed the historical English common law people’s right to arms since the early 20th Century, such as in the United Kingdom (in 1903), Canada, and Australia. However, in countries such as the United States, with a common law tradition, and with a constitution dating to the 18th Century in place of a Parliament, the “right to keep and bear arms” continues to exist. Specifically, following the American Revolution in 1776, one of the first legislative acts undertaken by each of the newly independent states was to adopt a “reception statute” that gave legal effect to the existing body of English common law to the extent that American legislation or the Constitution had not explicitly rejected English law.[4] British traditions such as the monarchy were rejected by the U.S. Constitution, but many English common law traditions such as the right to keep and bear arms, habeas corpusjury trials, and various other civil liberties were adopted in the United States. Significant elements of English common law prior to 1776 still remain in effect in many jurisdictions in the United States, because they have never been rejected by American courts or legislatures.[5]Approximately one third of the world’s population (approximately 2.3 billion people) live in common law jurisdictions or in systems mixed with civil lawVia WikiPedia

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