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Old 07-21-2016, 09:38 AM
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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Tell me again about the "US propensity for violence"?

Originally Posted by boxus View Post
New Hampshire is 94% white. Nice to know but I doubt it has any correlation. Huh, that's a good question
In the US, there is a correlation between the percent of blacks in a population and murder rates; the higher the percent of blacks, the higher the murder rate.
Thereis a strong correlation between poverty and crime. New Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in the United States, less than half the national average.
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Old 07-23-2016, 12:59 PM
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Originally Posted by NOLA101 View Post
Americans don't have a "propensity for violence". In fact crime rates tend to be lower than other first world western nations.

The difference in the U.S. is the ready availability of guns, esp. high powered weaponry. No other country has such insane gun laws, hence we have far more homicides. Yet the politicians don't care. They're bought by the NRA.

You see with that horrible Dallas shooting, there were 20-30 guys open carrying, and when the cops started getting executed, the cops were totally confused and had no idea who was who (and of course all the gun-toting "good guys" ran away, putting a lie to the notion that open carry protects the public). Both the Mayor and Police Chief say that changes to the law are necessary. But no chance in Texas of 2016.
Originally Posted by Gunluvver2 View Post
Sorry NOLA but anyone that has had to deal with a "sniper" knows that they will not be carrying openly. They will be concealed and very difficult to spot. There are plenty of examples of open (and concealed carry) saving lives but you don't want to admit that because it doesn't fit your agenda. Go to YouTube for plenty of examples. Then multiply by ????? because a very small percentage of these incidents are captured on video.

Remember the Dallas Sniper spent many hours of planning (according to investigators) but the cops and civilians on the scene had to react almost instantly.
NOLA's ignorance of weaponry is exceeded only by his lack of interest in the facts.
Tougher gun laws in France- bad guys are still armed.
Tougher gun laws in England-bad guys are still armed.
Tougher gun laws in Germany-bad guys are still armed.

Additionally, any sane person, armed with a handgun, will withdraw when faced with an individual using a tactical rifle.
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