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Old December 17 2012, 11:56 PM   #193
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Re: MASSIVE Elementary School Shooting in CT *12-24 Maybe be dead

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Well of course a single town is going to have lower murders than an entire country of 60+ million. So it's an unfair comparrison

But lets look at two cities London and New York both have populations of around 8m

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/ap...politan-police

In April 2011 - March 2012

There were 101 homicides in London

NYC had 515 murders in 2011.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloa...der_in_nyc.pdf

Both are for roughly 365 days
Even when London had looser gun laws than NYC, it had a much lower homicide rate. New York's gun restrictions far predate London's.
Then I have a question for you, have the tighter gun laws in NYC had an impact an the number of homicides commited by a firearm since they came into force?
I do believe they went up...
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