Gun Free South Africa’s Adele Kirsten has welcomed amendments that may see tighter firearm laws implemented.
“There’s recognition that firearms play a significant role in the levels of violence in our country”.
There you go. The firearms play a significant role. A contrary person might point out that lots of places have firearms but without the massive murder rate, for example, Switzerland, which is fourth on this list showing gun ownership per capita. South Africa is at 48. So one could suggest there might not be much of a correlation between the murder rate and gun ownership. This list might suggest a greater correlation between the murder rate and distance from the equator:
A racist person might go on to racistly point out that an awful lot of murder seems to happen in countries with lots of black or Hispanic people. Said racist person would then, of course, have to be locked away for ever for the crime of saying something racist.