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Old May 7 2013, 02:58 AM   #144
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Re: 5 year old given rifle as gift, kills 2 year old sister

gturner wrote: View Post
So cowboys who wear guns on their hips and drive around with three rifles in their pickup truck's gun rack doesn't result in more murders than a genteel country that bans just about every conceivable weapon, and banning guns in Chicago and Washington makes people have to rinse the blood off their sidewalks every morning from the constant murders. It's not just rural versus urban, either. Cities like Plano or El Paso have about 2 homicides per 100,000. Gun control cities like Chicago have about 20, and places like Detroit have over 50.
Didn't the high murder rates come first, and the attempts to control gun violence second?
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