According to this piece put together by IJ Review, we’re in the middle of the pack for the years 2009-2013. Norway is a small country, and the attack on the AUF summer camp was horrendous. Same with Finland. It’s a small country and that will tend to drive stronger per-capita numbers when “lightning” finally does strike. It would probably make more sense to consider the European Union as a whole rather than individual countries, but the point is still made: these incidents are hardly limited to the United States and hardly uncommon outside of it, as our Commander-in-Cheif has claimed. This is not even considering the horrendous attacks that have occurred in other parts of the world that involve weapons other than firearms. Only a few days after the shooting in Charleston, a man in Austria plowed through a crowd with his vehicle, then got out of his car and started stabbing people. Three dead, with thirty people injured and ten critically injured.
The biggest conceit of the left is that evil does not exist, because man can be perfected, if only you put the right people in charge. One reason many hate on gun owners so much is because we’re in the way of that perfection. We’re a constant reminder that people are fundamentally imperfect, and capable of heinous things even under very civilized conditions. We insist on living as if things were that way, and refuse to go along with their utopian dreams.
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