It doesn’t really matter what the NRA says, if you read the article you will notice that guns are illegal in Jamica yet they have 10 times the murder rate of the US where guns are legal, any moron (including the biggest moron of them all, myself) should see that where people have freedom, including the right to bear arms, they respect life. Of course the educated elites try to convince us morons otherwise. We may be morons but we’re not stupid.
The issue of crime in Jamica is that even the police are corrupt and act like gangsters, and yet people think that banning guns in the US will stop crime in Jamica. It is not America’s fault there is crime in Jamica, except the fact that our celebs which call for gun control are helping to fuel the illegal drug trade both by use and promotion of such use in their self-destructive life styles.
The type of guns that are being used by the Mexican drug lords are not the guns being sold at the local gun shop nor at gun shows. It takes governments (corrupt) the ability to purchase those type of weapons in large amounts. Your average drug lord is not stopping by your local Gander Mountain, Bass Pro Shop and/or Sports and Outdoor Academy buying full automatic M 16s, AK 47s, hand granades and clamour mines.
That’s a “solution” that has never worked anywhere before. It doesn’t even work in Mexico, which has gun laws that are far stricter than ours. Mexico generally prohibits civilian possession of firearms or ammunition in calibers commonly used by the Mexican military, such as 9 mm or larger handguns, and .223 and .30-caliber rifles—all of which are widely used by private citizens in the U.S. and other countries around the world. Unauthorized possession of these arms that Mexico treats as “exclusively reserved for the use of the Army, Navy or Air Force” is punishable by up to 15 years’ imprisonment.
These laws are widely ignored. The Geneva-based Small Arms Survey estimates that of the 15 million firearms in Mexico, only about one third are registered (as required by Mexican law). And news reports on drug cartel violence often note the drug lords’ use of grenade launchers and anti-tank rockets—weaponry that isn’t available over the counter anywhere in the U.S., but is reportedly often smuggled from Guatemala. Mexico’s gun laws do not make Mexico safer. Importing Mexico’s gun laws into the United States surely won’t, either.
Nor importing Jamaica’s gun laws.
If you want to stop the violence in Jamaica and Mexico, America needs to quit buying dope and/or get our liberal friends to quit.