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Old 27th Aug 2015, 16:32
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW England
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So are we now to expect all the good white folks of Va to riot, burn cars and demand that black people stop shooting white people?

Nope, somehow didnt think so.

Mr Chips and Lomopaseo are correct, there is probably little difference between the levels of violence in our two countries. Like those experiments where they cram more and more rats into a cage, once you reach a certain level of saturation, violence will increase. The only difference over here is that most of us lack the means to inflict deadly force on our neighbours. Yes there are knives, and knife crime is a big problem, but mainly among youth in some cities, and I would think its much easier to pull a gun and shoot someone than to stick a knife in them. Our low homicide figures probably reflect this greater level of difficulty in carrying out the deed, rather than any lack of desire.
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