More Guns, Less “morþor” (Old English for Murder)

MORE & BETTER GUNS = LESS CRIME; EUROPEAN HISTORY.

The introduction of the flintlock coincided with the largest decline in homicide in English history. The homicide rate plunged to 6 per 100K in the 1600’s. The English homicide rate continued to decline slowly and steadily until well into the 20th century. For example, in 1900 the homicide rate was 0.96 per 100K.

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