Re: Obama plan: Ban assault weapons
The UK is helpless, it's one of the reasons why they have such a high crime rate.
Well we can see what America actually includes on this and what other countries take as violent crime.
The reported US violent crime rate includes only Aggravated Assault, whereas the Canadian violent crime rate includes all categories of assault, including the much-more-numerous Assault level 1 (i.e., assault not using a weapon and not resulting in serious bodily harm).
I'm sure that if you include all of that which America has left out of the rate things will look rather different