Thursday, November 21, 2013

Honduras and Citizen Disarmament: David Codrea Homerun

Brilliant article to show the failure of gun control in Honduras, by David Codrea.

Despite being dubbed “the murder capital of the world,” guns are off the table for discussion in the Honduran presidential debate, Washington, D.C. attorney Kevin Lees concludes in an analysis published today by New Republic.

“[T]he Central American country [has the] unfortunate distinction of having the world’s highest homicide rate -- over 91 per 100,000,” Lee reported. “[T]he Honduran gun ownership rate (between six and ten firearms per 100 people) pales to that in the United States, which leads the world in gun ownership by a wide margin of around 89 per 100.”

Think of what he just admitted: Honduras has fewer guns and more homicides. The U.S. has more guns and fewer homicides. The very idea screams “book title.”

Evidently not one to realize he’s making a strong case against “gun control,” Lees soldiers on.

“[J]ust as President Barack Obama’s fight for moderate gun control legislation seems futile in the United States, nearly everyone in Honduras also believes that efforts to legislate restrictions is equally improbable, no matter who wins Sunday’s presidential election,” he bemoans.

Aside from setting himself up as the final arbiter of all things “moderate” when it comes to citizen disarmament edicts, Lees nonetheless touches on truths but then can’t seem to connect them, beginning with his reference to the small arms profile for Honduras posted at

That online compilation of global gun statistics and law summaries is a project of the Sydney School of Public Health, which itself “promotes the public health model of firearm injury prevention, as adopted by the United Nations Programme of Action on illicit small arms.” It’s hardly an endeavor sympathetic to private gun ownership, but nonetheless provides a useful resource for unwittingly showing the utter failure of globalist citizen disarmament edicts at living up to their promise of a safer world. And in the case of Honduras, nothing unexpected is learned.

Guns in Honduras are regulated by the Ministry of Defence and the Preventive Police. Licenses are required, and they need to be renewed every four years. Authorities keep a record of who has what. And there’s a cap on the number of guns that can be owned.

How has that worked out?

“The number of registered guns in Honduras is reported to be 151,003,” reports. “Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Honduras there are estimated to be 850,000.”

More at Gun Rights Examiner Here

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