• Not necessarily. There is a town here in the US that you are required to carry a gun at all times. Yes, it really exists. The crime rate is 0. No murders, no rapes. People tend to behave themselves when they know the other person could shoot them.
  • Yes it would be better if no one had guns, but they do. As I see it, making all guns illegal (here) would serve no purpose but make law abiding people even more vulnerable than they are. A CRIMINAL is not going to really care if he/she is breaking the law by having a gun.
  • Men will always kill men thats how it always was and still is today. Does not make any difference if it is with a gun or a rock it still isn't a pretty thing. So no it isn't better it is just different.
  • I don't think so. Since criminals ARE criminals, they don't care if guns are illegal, and they'll carry them anyway, and use them. I think it should be an even playing ground. If criminals are going to use them on innocent people, then innocent people should have the right to own them and to protect themselves.
  • No, but you kill yourselves. Hungary has one of the highest (if not the highest) suicide rates in Europe. EDIT: according to this- and several other sources on the web - Hungary has the second highest suicide rate in the world, second only to North Korea and over twice the suicide rate in the U.S.
  • According to this the nurder rate in Hungary is 4.01 per 100,000 in 2001. It was 5.61 per 100,000 in the U.S. in 2001. Dead is dead! how is it better if you don't use a gun??????? Today, the crime rate in Hungary is moderate compared to other industrialized countries. An analysis was done using INTERPOL data for Hungary. For purpose of comparison, data were drawn for the seven offenses used to compute the United States FBI's index of crime. Index offenses include murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. The combined total of these offenses constitutes the Index used for trend calculation purposes. Hungary will be compared with Japan (country with a low crime rate) and USA (country with a high crime rate). According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate in 2001 was 4.01 per 100,000 population for Hungary, 1.10 for Japan, and 5.61 for USA. For rape, the rate in 2001 was 3.20 for Hungary, compared with 1.78 for Japan and 31.77 for USA. For robbery, the rate in 2001 was 33.04 for Hungary, 4.08 for Japan, and 148.50 for USA. For aggravated assault, the rate in 2001 was 72.29 for Hungary, 23.78 for Japan, and 318.55 for USA. For burglary, the rate in 2001 was 681.99 for Hungary, 233.60 for Japan, and 740.80 for USA. The rate of larceny for 2001 was 1503.27 for Hungary, 1401.26 for Japan, and 2484.64 for USA. The rate for motor vehicle theft in 2001 was 92.41 for Hungary, compared with 44.28 for Japan and 430.64 for USA. The rate for all index offenses combined was 2390.21 for Hungary, compared with 1709.88 for Japan and 4160.51 for USA. (Note that Japan data are for year 2000)
  • How do you kill yourselves?
  • It is much better if people don't shoot law abiding citizens with guns. I'd agree to that. However, legislation doesn't mean eradication of guns, and criminals - by definition - do not follow the law. Drugs are illegal in the US, but they are quite common. There are many reasons that the laws of the United States are the way they are. I answered this one before, it is actually a duplicate question.
  • Same as in Japan. Only criminals and police have guns and they shoot only at each other since you cannot purchase bullets for handguns in Japan either. However, if someone is intent on killing someone, there is little one can do to stop it until it is too late. Guns make killing someone on purpose and accidentally easier. The statistics in the US prove this but many Americans sadly want guns because it is a right granted to them through the constitution.
  • There may be other factors involved, the homicide rate in Hungary is greater than your neighbors; Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic, France, Croatia. Do all of these country forbid gun ownership too? So how does a grandmother in Hungary defend herself from a rapist who has broken into her home?

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