Alicia Smalley (
Fri, 26 Jun 1998 14:06:32 -0700 (PDT)

I have to take exception with the US being a more violent country--I don't
know anyone who carries a handgun either. I do know hunters, but no one I
know very well has a hand gun laying around. When we look at the violence
all over the world we have to look at countries like Bosnia, Algeria,
Rowanda--these are just a few examples of ongoing devastating
violence--maybe we the US are more violent than some of our European
counterparts today (with the exception of WWII and 6 million dead) but I
think you Australians watch too many Hollywood movies. I will agree we
don't do as well as you all since we don't have the gun control laws
Australia has but we are not all gun toting violence mongers.

At 02:02 PM 6/25/98 -0700, you wrote:
> I would like for Peter to talk some more about the perception of
>the US as being a country with a violent society.

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