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To: marktwain

The truly comical aspect of this is nobody in NYC ever recognizes that their strict gun laws still leaves them pretty close to the top in homicides every year, 500 or so in 2011 I believe.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 7:25:53 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: muir_redwoods
NYC is actually among the safest as far as murders go. In the 1970s they had roughly 2,300 murders/year. It's now below 600 as you mentioned. That's for 8 million people. Also, the bulk of murders now are gang violence or drug-related. When an innocent person is murdered in NYC it's a big deal.

I would credit Rudi Guliani for that progress, certainly not the NYC gun laws. Criminals (and pro Football players) still have no trouble getting guns.

4 posted on 01/05/2012 7:34:10 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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NYC is actually among the safest as far as murders go. In the 1970s they had roughly 2,300 murders/year. It's now below 600 as you mentioned. That's for 8 million people. Also, the bulk of murders now are gang violence or drug-related. When an innocent person is murdered in NYC it's a big deal.

I would credit Rudi Guliani for that progress, certainly not the NYC gun laws. Criminals (and pro Football players) still have no trouble getting guns.

5 posted on 01/05/2012 7:34:10 AM PST by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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