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No Guns

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I am someone who owns a gun and have never had a reason to shoot it. I live a peaceful life. So, do you think a society that has no guns would be a relatively peaceful one?

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In the UK, guns are very tightly controlled to the point where there are plenty of people who have never seen one in real life. While the murder rate is far lower than the US there are still violent crimes, knife crime, etc and I won't even go into football violence so bad the country's teams were banned from Europe for some years. By contrast Switzerland has a heavily armed population, compulsory military service, and much lower crime rates. There are some really interesting comparison stats on nationmaster.

As far as I can see, it isn't necessarily the guns that cause the problem, it is the culture surrounding them.

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Nope people would find other ways to fight, kill each other, etc. The world will never have peace unfortunately.

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