Sorry, but that doesn't negate the fact that the rate of occurrence per 100,000 is drastically higher in those areas from a purely statistical standpoint.
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It negates the part of your argument about their gun control laws, since those guns are sold in areas with little regulation. So yes, highly dense population centers have more crime. Congrats.
Perhaps you're reading a different thread than I am, because I saw horse's_ass get lots of complaints even from self-described liberals.
If anything, I find it somewhat odd what people tend to obsess over. As I said, we could look into better car safety (if you drive), or better pool safety (if you have kids), or medical malpractice (if you are breathing) -- all things that kill people in the thousands, yet what we choose to focus on is HOLY SHIT, THREAT LEVEL MIDNIGHT!
Actually, just learning how to wash your hands for thirty seconds would prevent more deaths than just about anything.
it really doesn't, because the lax states don't have near the per capita crime rates. it has to do with the scumbag criminals who live in those areas. I'm speaking specifically about PER CAPITA crime statistics which don't have anything to do with population per square mile or population density. of course a densely populated area is going to have a higher total number crime rate due to the higher population, but why is the per capita crime rate higher? Why are you over 3 times more likely to be shot and killed in california than montana? Could it have anything to do with the population?
perhaps i am.
cold. dead. hands.
please take that nonsense to the thrift store bragging thread please.
The "stricter gun safety laws won't work because criminals won't turn in their guns" is one of the worst arguments, in my opinion. We can't divide the world up into "criminals" who are going to commit gun crimes no matter what and "law-abiding" citizens who would never use one illegally. We don't know who the criminals are going to be. Everybody thinks that they are somebody else, but it could be me, it could be you - we can't really know until it happens. Without easy access to a gun, we don't have kids playing around in the backyard and accidentally shooting each other, we don't have guys shooting four times through the bathroom door because they heard a noise, we don't have guys that kill their neighbors because of loud music, etc. So better gun safety laws will keep criminals from getting guns, because we (and they) don't know who they are yet, for the most part.
the DOJ acknowleded that the 1994 AWB did almost nothing to curb gun violence and Joe Biden within the last few weeks saying the same that any new legislation to reduce gun violence would have very little effect.
I already provided statistics showing where there are the most laws, the gun murder rate is the highest. DC had an outright ban until the Supreme Court overturned it in 2008 (DC VS Heller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_v._Heller), and they have one of the highest, if not THE highest, per capita murder by gun rate in the country. I don't know how people can argue with actual crime statistics.
Bottom line is, if a criminal wants a gun, a law is not going to stop them. An outlaw is called an outlaw for a reason. Schools are already gun free zones, and murder is already illegal. a law will do little if anything to act as a deterrent to someone with their mind set on something
Good luck at the thrifts tomorrow gents! Hope there are some good finds! Pre dibs on 44r suits BTW!! haha