No but Stricter laws are needed
Some weapon types should be banned
Certain Weapons and attachments should be banned
The 18,000 rapes 91/100,000 figure for 2003 is the same as the statistic for sexual assault provided by the ABS.
If you look at the survey-based "sexual violence" figures for the past few years which are actually based on a standard methodology, the Australian figure is around 1/3 of that for the UK.
Edited to add: you'll note too that the sexual violence sheet doesn't have an entry for the US because, again, the US national criem statistics only cover "rape" and not the broader category.
While I'm on the topic, check out the assault data sheet.
Australia has a 2003 assault rate of 799/100,000 - based on that broader definition. for the three most recent years where stats are based on the standardized survey, the figures are just over 300/100,000. so either there's been a massive fall in the violent crime rate in Australia or the 2003 figure is misleading because it includes simple assault.
For the most recent year, stats for assault from the standardized survey are US 250; Australia 323 England 663.
The problem in England isn't the gun laws - check the figures for northern Ireland where the exact same laws are in effect. The problem in England (and Scotland) is a binge-drinking culture that leads to lots of relatively minor punch-ups on week-ends. I somehow doubt inserting large numbers of concealable firearms into that situation would result in a reduction in violence.
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What you saying, ffffgggg, balls, big bag of rabbits, Benjamen Britten, gnt, I'LLFIGHt uuuu! MMMOOOOO!The problem in England (and Scotland) is a binge-drinking culture that leads to lots of relatively minor punch-ups on week-ends.
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