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Old 05-23-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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NOBODY LIVES IN WYOMING of course you going to have fewer murders. You have to make comparisons where the population is about equal. (ppl per sq mile)

If nobody had guns in Wyoming you would have even less murders.

Wyoming 6 ppl per sq mile.

D/C 10,588 ppl per sq mile.

You want to try again for a better comparison?
Erm...this is WHY he said PER 100,000 people.

Per, per, per, per.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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I love how the best responses are to the effect of "let me make up a scenario that sounds bad because it will help me get my point across and scare the living daylights out of those who disagree with me"

Statistics? Nah, who needs those. Scary scripts are better!
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default NC BBQ Restaurant With Prominent “NO GUNS” Sign Robbed at Gunpoint by Three Men In Hoodies

Few people seem to notice that criminals (especially mass murderers) prefer gun free zones. Schools, post offices, etc.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Erm...this is WHY he said PER 100,000 people.

Per, per, per, per.
I am glad I waited and read your reply. I was going to say the same thing. There is a reason they normalize data; to account for population size.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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There is no definitive evidence that concealed carry reduces violent crime.
So what if it doesn't? I STIL want my concealed carry. I am not responsible for reducing crime in the city. Just protecting myself. Gotta problem with that?
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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These are hard times. Those not bound by social dos and dont's need to know easy targets.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The states with the most violence are generally the ones with the most lenient gun laws. That is a fact. Violent crime is much worse in the South with its lenient gun laws than in the Northeast with more strict gun laws.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:56 PM
 
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The states with the most violence are generally the ones with the most lenient gun laws. That is a fact. Violent crime is much worse in the South with its lenient gun laws than in the Northeast with more strict gun laws.
Southern states also have the highest percentage of black population:

It may sound racist () to suggest a connection, but I don't think it's a secret that crime rates are very high for blacks. It stands to reason, that states that are 25%+ black will have higher crime rates.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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The states with the most violence are generally the ones with the most lenient gun laws. That is a fact. Violent crime is much worse in the South with its lenient gun laws than in the Northeast with more strict gun laws.
The guns laws that matter are Federal. States have nothing to do with it. Name a "lenient" gun law, by the way.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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southern states also have the highest percentage of black population:

It may sound racist () to suggest a connection, but i don't think it's a secret that crime rates are very high for blacks. It stands to reason, that states that are 25%+ black will have higher crime rates.
racist!
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