With some of the highest murder rates in the world, Russians will finally be allowed to protect themselves.
Most Americans think of oppression when they think of Russia, but that’s not necessarily accurate, especially when you take into consideration that in the U.S., the current administration is trying to take our guns and in Russia, it is now legal to carry guns.
It is well known and proven that a gun-free zone may be a lot of things, but a safe haven, they are not. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin knows this and his administration has done something about it.
Putin, this week, told a meeting of the Russia United People’s Front, “You can get a lot more done with politeness and a weapon than with politeness alone.”
Russia has nearly half the population of the U.S. but almost twice the murders.
Russian politician Alexander Navalny, who supports gun ownership, told the New Republic magazine in 2012 that firearms could help keep Russians safer from the law enforcement officers charged with protecting them.
“We have a huge homicide rate, most of these murders are unsolved, and many police officers are among the criminals,” he told the magazine.
Previously, Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.
Though Russia’s murder rate has fallen since the 1990s, when organized crime flourished, figures show the country still has a high murder rate.
In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 2009, there were 21,603 murders in Russia.
This gives it one of the world’s highest murder rates, according to a 2011 UN report.
In the same year the US, which has a population almost twice as large, had 13,636 homicides.
It would appear that Vladimir Putin is well aware of the benefits to the public by allowing them to arm themselves while our own president is intentionally attempting to sabotage the safety of Americans.