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Old 10-29-2018, 10:53 PM
magellan01 is offline
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
I don't have those numbers. We could estimate - the US has, IIRC, about 5 times as many guns, per capita, as the UK. We probably have about the same number of knives, and other melee weapons, per capita. So we could expect that American suspects would have about 5 times the likelihood of being armed as UK suspects.

Which is pretty different than 10,000.
That doesn't sound right First, the 5x number seems absurdly low. This Wikipedia page has the difference as 120.5 civilian firearms per 100 people in the US vs 3.79 civilian firearms per 100 people in the UK. That's about 32X!

But again, to draw any comparison we need to know the number of people killed by cops that were armed. Without those numbers the conclusions you're trying to draw are just wild guesses.