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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Less guns, more crime

So much for the notion of the USA being unusually violent due to its guns and legal carry laws:
With a murder rate many times higher than the US, Russian legislators approved the carry of guns for self-defense. The new law was announced on November 18.

The International Business Times reports that prior to this change “Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.” Because of this, there are only “13 million” privately owned firearms in Russia compared to approximately 310 million the US. On the other hand, “there were 21,603 murders in Russia” in 2009 compared with just over 13,600 in the US, “which has a population almost twice as large [as Russia].”

In other words, in the past few years fewer guns equaled more murder in Russia while more guns equaled fewer murders in the US.

Under the new law, Russians can acquire a license to carry a firearm for self-defense. The license has to be “renewed every five years” and applicants must “undergo background checks and take a safety course.”

The law allows licensed Russians to carry a variety of different guns.
No wonder the gun control lobby is trying to rebrand as "gun safety". Their arguments are failing on an international level.

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Blogger Bard January 03, 2015 3:12 PM  

That is awesome. Putin even rubs gun control in O's face. Will be interesting to get their new stats in a few years.

Anonymous Michael of Charlotte January 03, 2015 3:17 PM  

Russia is looking more and more appealing every day.

Anonymous Will Best January 03, 2015 3:26 PM  

The US Numbers look even better when you control for race.

Anonymous Spy January 03, 2015 3:29 PM  

Russian women are stunningly beautiful and now you can even own weapons.

Mother Russia is looking better all the time.

Blogger bob k. mando January 03, 2015 3:46 PM  

clearly, this is a KGB psyop designed to get gun clingers to immigrate to Russia.

Anonymous Roundtine January 03, 2015 4:01 PM  

Also blows up the notion that Putin is a tyrant in the making. He's still an autocrat, but not a tyrant.

Blogger Shibes Meadow January 03, 2015 4:20 PM  

Yeah, not too many autocrats permit the citizenry to own guns. I'd be willing to bet that most of this gun crime in Russia is directly related to smuggling and other mafia activities, not to people sticking up convenience stores or jacking subway passengers.

If the Mothership were to suddenly appear and take all U.S. Blacks off to Planet Soul or wherever, I wonder what the gun crime rate in America would be?

By the way: new gun-related entry up at Cinema Perdida. Please stop by if you have time.

Anonymous The other skeptic January 03, 2015 4:26 PM  

Sometimes the consensus is phony

Blogger Outlaw X January 03, 2015 4:29 PM  

People are waking up all over the 1st and 2nd world.They are more politically astute than in anytime in all world history. They know there politicians are most all corrupt liars. They know that the money interests make the laws and the ballot box don't work. Expect laws to be changed by threats and violence from the people and politicians living in fear, some so much they resign. I don't have anyway of verifying it but I heard three people in the know say that Obama lives in fear of assassination more than any president that came before him.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 4:51 PM  

In addition to concerns over the skyrocketing murder rate, it is important to note that Russian legislators are also grappling with ways to confront Russia’s growing terror threat and the tensions that continue to exist between Russia and the Ukrainian population. A well-armed Russian citizenry may be a pre-emptive response to both these matters.

If legislators do think that guns might help with security as well as crime problems, this is an even stronger signal that they don't regard ethnic Russians as a hostile population that should be kept unarmed.

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 4:56 PM  

Russians are the niggars of the Northern Hemisphere: impulsive, high-testosterone, not that bright and most were slaves up until the 20th century. Increasing the gun count isn't going to change anything.

Anonymous HongKongCharlie January 03, 2015 4:58 PM  

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2013/03/15/sen-collins-obama-couldn-t-eat-without-his-food-taster/


HKC

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 4:58 PM  

"Russian women are stunningly beautiful and now you can even own weapons."

Yeah, but they're mean as rattlesnakes. Keep a loaded gun, but hide it from your Russian mail-order bride.

Anonymous me so confused now January 03, 2015 5:08 PM  

Does this mean vibrants aren't the cause of all gun violence? Hardly any of them in Russia.

Anonymous Ha January 03, 2015 5:12 PM  

Keep a loaded gun, but hide it from your Russian mail-order bride.

She'll eat you alive even without it, beta.

Anonymous Anubis January 03, 2015 5:15 PM  

"I'd be willing to bet that most of this gun crime in Russia is directly related to smuggling and other mafia activities, not to people sticking up convenience stores or jacking subway passengers. "

You forgot moslums, Mother Russia warned you about the Boston Marathon brothers you took in as refugees and put on welfare & every taxpayer paid benefit, but you didn't listen.

Time for everyone in Russia to dig up their buried guns. Steam works well at removing cosmoline

Anonymous Corvinus January 03, 2015 5:23 PM  

Does this mean vibrants aren't the cause of all gun violence? Hardly any of them in Russia.

They do have vibrants, of the muzzie variety, from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Sort of play the same role as our Mexicans and Salvadorans.

Anonymous kh123 January 03, 2015 5:34 PM  

"me so confused now"

Would figure is because no one love you, long time.

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 5:37 PM  

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OpenID ymarsakar January 03, 2015 5:38 PM  

Have the Russians finally figured out that America's power is not merely due to resources and capitalism?

Too bad that secret is out only when America is falling into Darkness due to Hussein Obola and the Leftist Alliance of Utopian Human Perfection.

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 5:40 PM  

She'll eat you alive even without it, beta.

Most western european men aren't up to the task. This is the way Russian men handle their women: http://youtu.be/a8eKOqL10xk

Anonymous Pendejo January 03, 2015 5:45 PM  

"Sort of play the same role as our Mexicans and Salvadorans."

I'd trade all of Detroit for Guatemala....I'm kind of joking, but then again...

Anonymous NewAnubis January 03, 2015 5:51 PM  

Does anyone else see a Scalzification of the country at large? I'm unsure if it's just my maturing radar or a socially engineered directive but the sheer amount of narcissists I encounter seems to be growing exponentially.

It's uncanny how many people (who used to be) in my world would spend quite literally as much time as I'd allow chronicling the details of their catatonic lives while never, and I mean NEVER, stopping to ask a single question about my well-being.

As an aside, prevalence seems to lean toward younger people but by no means do they have exclusive rights on this epidemic.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 6:02 PM  

stats: "Russians are the niggars of the Northern Hemisphere: impulsive, high-testosterone, not that bright and most were slaves up until the 20th century."

It wasn't affirmative action that put Yuri Gagarin in space.

Anonymous Gapeseed January 03, 2015 6:11 PM  

"Does anyone else see a Scalzification of the country at large?"

I see it too. With the decline of religion generally and Christianity specifically, there is no counterbalancing force to nudge or remind us that we are not gods and we need to be love He Who Is, as well as each other. To love our neighbor is to look outward to the concerns of others, and is a call fewer are willing to answer these days.

Anonymous The other skeptic January 03, 2015 6:11 PM  

Russians are the niggers of the Northern Hemisphere: impulsive, high-testosterone, not that bright and most were slaves up until the 20th century. (FIFY)

Heh. And yet they they are almost the only country that still has the ability to put large payloads into orbit and maintain a large submarine fleet and a reasonable sized navy.

Ain't seen no niggers doing that.

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 6:40 PM  

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Blogger stats January 03, 2015 6:44 PM  

Heh. And yet they they are almost the only country that still has the ability to put large payloads into orbit and maintain a large submarine fleet and a reasonable sized navy

Jews, and what is left of the aritocratic class. Ain't no muscle-headed serfs doing rocket science. Why do you think it was so easy for the Jews to take over Russia? Kill off the few, decadent, and ineffectual aristocrats that ran Russia, and voila! Russia had no talented middle-class from which to draw talent. It was aristocrats or serfs up until the 20th century.

Anonymous The Old Negro Space Program January 03, 2015 6:47 PM  

Ain't seen no niggers doing that.

For your edification:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6xJzAYYrX8

Anonymous The other skeptic January 03, 2015 7:05 PM  

Jews, and what is left of the aritocratic class.

And since most of the Jews fled things have been getting better.

I think there is a message in that.

Anonymous kh123 January 03, 2015 7:13 PM  

"It wasn't affirmative action that put Yuri Gagarin in space."

Well, could be said that the pig iron which launched a Jerrycan into space would become the father to their enemy's children, birthing a million bastards content with burying their heads in the sand. In other words, the current crop of Western SJWs that obsess over shirts instead of space exploration.

And now, in rhetorical fashion, Russia's using some of our own founding concepts to shame us.

For anyone who's keen on conspiracy and has seen The Company, it's Kholstomer WRT political and social capital.

Anonymous The other skeptic January 03, 2015 7:21 PM  

Jews, and what is left of the aritocratic class.

And yet, when the Jews fled, things got better in Russia.

Perhaps there is a message there.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 7:54 PM  

The Old Negro Space Program

I did not know that.

Anonymous Cheddarman January 03, 2015 7:55 PM  

Hopefully the Russians will free up their economy and allow more entrepreneurism. Russia would rule the world in about a generation or two, IMO.

Anonymous Giuseppe January 03, 2015 8:09 PM  

Stats said: Keep a loaded gun, but hide it from your Russian mail-order bride.

to which Ha replied: "She'll eat you alive even without it, beta."

Seconded.
Russian women are actually mostly WOMEN.
Amazing if you're a man. Not so good if you're some metrosexual version of "male".

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 8:15 PM  

How do you embed the link, Tacitus?

Blogger stats January 03, 2015 8:18 PM  

And yet, when the Jews fled, things got better in Russia.

But the tech superiority they seemed to have had in the 50's has vanished.

Anonymous Franics January 03, 2015 8:42 PM  

"But the tech superiority they seemed to have had in the 50's has vanished."


Maybe, but as far as I know, they have some military bits that the US (or anyone else) has a defense of. Then again, this is a nation that has full youtube vids of drunken Russians (and crazy Russians, of course) so I might be wrong...

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 8:45 PM  

stats: "How do you embed the link, Tacitus?"

*<*a* *href*=*"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6xJzAYYrX8*"*>*The Old Negro Space Program<*/*a*>*

Copy that to any text editor, including Notepad.

Do an Edit / Replace operation. Replace all the star characters (*) with nothing.

Now you should have the link I actually used. Test it, and save that as a small text file on your desktop. Call it Link_01.txt or something like that.

Now you have a template. Whenever you want to link something, just past that into your comment, replace the link with the link you actually want to use, and replace The Old Negro Space Program with the text you want to show.

You will eventually get bored doing that, and you will get into the habit of just typing in the link code as naturally as you add a comma or quotes to normal text. And that's when you've mastered it. :)

Show me you understand what I said. Here is a link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-rHdSWZLpQ

Here is a piece of text.

Ennio Morricone The Ecstasy of Gold.

Post that link back, using proper form, with the text.

Anonymous Gudio January 03, 2015 8:49 PM  

Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 8:45 PM

Can I get that in Latin? Germanicus Incitatus Secondus is having a bit of trouble with this barbarian language of the Britannic savages, capiche?

Blogger Bogey January 03, 2015 8:58 PM  

It also looks like racial hemogeny has little to do with crime rates.

Anonymous Guido January 03, 2015 9:01 PM  

"It also looks like racial hemogeny has little to do with crime rates."

If only.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 9:10 PM  

Gudio: "Can I get that in Latin?"

In my experience, the same person explaining themselves repeatedly but trying to vary it a bit to eliminate whatever the problem is is less effective than having someone else explain. So try this.

How to Put Links in Blogger Comments

That, in red, is a template for you. When you want to link to something, copy that in, replace the bit between the quotes with the URL you want people to go to, and replace The Bexter Review with the text you want them to see.

Use correct links. Long URLs that break through the sides of the comment area are less likely to be selected and clicked, and often annoy people, including the blogger whose post you are commenting on. That's the reason this is worth getting right.

Anonymous Giuseppe January 03, 2015 9:55 PM  

OT: Scalzi -
BWAHAHAHHAH
As someone else reported here Scalzi had a tweet up about the "controversy" he had several people tweeting on that thread. A few hours ago I tweeted at him and simply asked if it was about the recent vox day blog post about him.
Guess what, whole thread has disappeared.
HAHAHAHA
As Josh would say:
Wow. Just Wow.

Blogger Galt-in-Da-Box January 03, 2015 10:17 PM  

Won't be much longer before Russia & China have more liberty than the Khazar Empire of Amerika.

Anonymous Wyrd January 03, 2015 10:21 PM  

Any Kulak in the USSA who isn't presently armed is a fool indeed.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 03, 2015 10:35 PM  

stats: "Why do you think it was so easy for the Jews to take over Russia?"

For the same reason it was easy for them to attain great power and influence in America and in many other states through the ages.

OpenID johnwilsonbach.com January 03, 2015 11:44 PM  

Title should read, "Fewer guns..." When the items in question are countable, user "fewer" instead of "less." There's no charge for this. Courtesy of http://johnwilsonbach.com/

Anonymous Jack Amok January 03, 2015 11:59 PM  

As far as genetics go, Russians are mostly Rus with a bunch of hunnic/turkic blood mixed in. The Rus are Viking-kin, e.g. similiar to the Anglo-Danish-Norman heritage of the English. They're not incompetent people, though because they were closer to the huns and lived in terrain favorable to the hunnic style of warfare, their political progress was badly retarded. The last 100+ years of their history has been them trying to catch up, a job not made particularly easy by Western Europe spending the same time trying to thow everything away.

Anonymous . January 04, 2015 12:08 AM  

The Rus are Viking-kin, e.g. similiar to the Anglo-Danish-Norman heritage of the English.

Geez, if only Hitler had known this, he could have had them join the Ubermensch team! Think of all the recruits for the SS Wiking Division!

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 04, 2015 12:08 AM  

Jack Amok January 03, 2015 11:59 PM: in sum, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with Russians.

My opinion is the same.

Anonymous kh123 January 04, 2015 12:16 AM  

"Geez, if only Hitler had known this,"

Actually, he didn't need to. Plenty of Ukrainians and Russians joined, either to avoid starvation in POW camps or simply out of a desire to overthrow the Bolsheviks. It wasn't a majority, but wasn't inconsiderable either.

Anonymous Anubis January 04, 2015 12:32 AM  

Does anyone else see a Scalzification of the country at large? I'm unsure if it's just my maturing radar or a socially engineered directive but the sheer amount of narcissists I encounter seems to be growing exponentially.

I blame social media and facebook not having a dislike button.

NewAnubis- if you where using the name before it can go with something else I have been posting sporadically for a few months.

Anonymous Rick Johnsmeyer January 04, 2015 12:42 AM  

To a certain extent, our crime control efforts in the US are probably doomed (or at least severely challenged at every point) by our own demographics.

One astonishing statistic I read is that if Detroit had the same murder rate in 2013 as its cross-border peer of Windsor, Ontario, that it would have had 9 or 10 murders total that year. In reality, it had at least 333, and that's using Detroit PD's questionable statistics.

Detroit is a city in a state where concealed-carry permits are given out on a shall-issue basis, but that hasn't exactly solved its crime crisis, due to what we might call "countervailing factors."

Anonymous zen0 January 04, 2015 2:20 AM  

.> Detroit is a city in a state where concealed-carry permits are given out on a shall-issue basis, but that hasn't exactly solved its crime crisis, due to what we might call "countervailing factors."

Interesting take at A black awakening?>

This is an awakening of potentially vast importance. It could lead to a new black politics wherein blacks themselves clean up their own communities, in cooperation with the police and whoever else is willing to help. Instead of playing the “civil rights” game where blacks’ message is always the same — “We’re victims who demand you to solve our problems” — blacks would instead turn to the message of Booker T. Washington, who called for American blacks to show that they can perform at the same level as whites and take care of themselves.

Blogger glad2meetyou January 04, 2015 3:18 AM  

"Russians are the niggers of the Northern Hemisphere: impulsive, high-testosterone, not that bright and most were slaves up until the 20th century."

Given the genetics of the Rus, it's not accurate to ascribe to them the first three traits. And I was going to claim that the Russians owe their space achievements to captured German scientists and stolen American secrets, but after some cursory research on wikipedia this also appears to be false.

Blogger James Higham January 04, 2015 5:30 AM  

Detroit - liberal utopia for the world to observe.

Blogger icr January 04, 2015 5:44 AM  

Russia vs. Africa: Which is Worse?

I wonder how much of Russian dysfunction is a result of the Communist destruction of the old elites?

Blogger icr January 04, 2015 5:52 AM  

Russians are unable to take care of the few children they have:

This Christmas, Give a Thought to the Millions of Russian Orphans and Street Children

These institutions are not habitable; children are malnourished and in some cases starving and emaciated. They lie in their own feces and urine and in clothes that are old, torn, and not fitted to their bodies. Orphans lie still and untouched in their cribs, all day and all night. They are in pain from hunger, cold, and a host of undefined medical conditions.

Babies and toddlers who do not “behave” are medicated and sedated with drugs such as Phenobarbital, a common antiseizure drug. This drug’s side effects can cause exhaustion and disengagement. They have no toys and not one iota of affection and connections with staff, which leads to attachment issues. With no touch, affection, and play, the children begin to provide their own stimulation because they need it to survive. If and when they stand up, they rock from side to side and bang their heads. They stare emptily into space and appear to be dull and delayed. Bottle propping and speed-feeding gruel causes them to choke and aspirate their food—sometimes causing pneumonia and death.

Blogger icr January 04, 2015 6:21 AM  

Chicago Tribune Baltic Correspondent Donald Day writing on Russia during the interwar period:

Read by Linder

Anonymous Eric the Red January 04, 2015 7:15 AM  

'Does anyone else see a Scalzification of the country at large? I'm unsure if it's just my maturing radar or a socially engineered directive but the sheer amount of narcissists I encounter seems to be growing exponentially.'

The leftist totalitarian state wants to enforce collectivized speech and action, while at the same time destroying traditions, Christianity, and Western culture thereby creating a society of feel-good narcissists. There's really no other way to summarize this except as insanity at the behest of evil.

Anonymous Jack Amok January 04, 2015 8:08 AM  

Geez, if only Hitler had known this,

You know Prussians are half-slavic, right? And that Hitler's grandfather was likely jewish? (and also possibly both his paternal and maternal grandfather, e.g. he was inbred?). Y'know, to be blunt about it, if you look at pictures of most nazi leaders, they don't look like Teutonic supermen. Almost like this "master race" stuff was a lie they told their followers in order to gain power...

Anonymous Jack Amok January 04, 2015 8:19 AM  

I wonder how much of Russian dysfunction is a result of the Communist destruction of the old elites?

I'd say it's more due to the Communist destruction of the old middle class. Countries that made the most successfull transition to a modern economy had a middle class - yeoman farmers, tradesmen, artisans and shop keepers - that could weild at least some political power. Tsarist Russia was late developing one, and then what it had was wiped out by the commies.

Anonymous Michael January 04, 2015 9:04 AM  

James Higham, "Detroit - l̶i̶b̶e̶r̶a̶l̶ Marxist utopia for the world to observe."

FTFY.

Anonymous Michael January 04, 2015 9:20 AM  

Jack Amok, "I'd say it's more due to the Communist destruction of the old middle class."

This is true. After the Judaic-Bolsheviks wiped out the Russian middle-class, most all of their factories sat empty. Now here's an interesting corollary: the Soviets, once having attained authority, were either too lazy or lacked the skills necessary to keep Russia's agriculture, production and assembly lines up and running by themselves. They wanted to rule the roost, after all, not toil in its fields. So what did the Soviets do? Brought in specialists from America to show them how to mass-produce.

OpenID ymarsakar January 04, 2015 9:53 AM  

While not everyone in WWII Germany was a Nazi, the Nazi Regime did have a peculiar bureacratic and cult based obsession with racial purity. By that, I mean they would hand out waivers and certifications about a lineage's race, based upon loyalty to the Fuhrer and achievements for the Reich. That's why Wagner was saved, I recall. That's why all the other Jewish ancestry that were useful to the Reich, were ignored or papered over as being Aryans. That's why the Russians, when they were allies of the Nazis, were given special dispensations.

Basically, it's like the United States where people can forge their background into being a Wise Latina or a native American, so long as they have the political connections and immunity of the Leftist death cult backing them.

Anonymous Joe H January 04, 2015 10:13 AM  

Glad2meetyou wrote:

Given the genetics of the Rus, it's not accurate to ascribe to them the first three traits. And I was going to claim that the Russians owe their space achievements to captured German scientists and stolen American secrets, but after some cursory research on wikipedia this also appears to be false.

This point was made very clearly in the movie The Right Stuff.

Blogger Danby January 04, 2015 4:00 PM  

Russians are not impulsive. The impulsive do not survive the Russian winter. High T? Yes, and hence aggressive, reactive, disdainful and obsessed with strength.

Russians also have a cultural inferiority complex. They missed the Renaissance, and were still living with a 15th century social and economic structure well into the 19th century, The Medieval system of serf and liege was not finally laid to rest until the Revolution, just under 100 years ago. Most Russians are embarrassed about that, at some level.

Of course, if you think about it, What was chattel slavery besides the creation of a serf class with even fewer rights than classical European serfs, who as a bonus were easily recognizable in the street?

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