Thursday, March 19, 2009

The UK saving itself one advertisement ban at a time

And it's a good thing too! The sight of Angelina Jolie firing a pistol is just too much for teenage boys to handle. I know that I want to go out and purchase a new firearm after seeing them in movies.

And then we have this:

The ruling underlined Britain's sensitivity to gun crime.

There were 59 firearm-related homicides in England and Wales in 2006-2007, compared to the more than 10,000 gun-related killings reported by the FBI in the United States in 2007.

I guess censorship does work!

I do note that the UK has always had a lower homicide rate than the US, but Associated Press Writer RAPHAEL G. SATTER would have you believe that the lower rate is because of silly shit like the banning of a movie ad. Funny he didn't mention the fact that homicides committed with firearms in the UK doubled after they took everyone's guns away.


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