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Old August 17, 2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Pro-gun rally in DC

Here's an encouraging sign, young people willing to protest in DC for the right to carry...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-dc-city-hall/
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Old August 17, 2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Wow I didn't know DC was on track to have the lowest homicide rate in 40 years! I guess all of the reported crime in DC is just a conspiracy!

I'm glad to see my generation getting involved in demonstrations like this, even if they are small scale.
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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“States with the lax gun laws and higher gun ownership rates have the highest per capita number of gun related deaths. The District is currently on pace to have the lowest homicide rate it’s had in over 40 years; our laws are working.”
He thinks that it is the anti-firearms laws which are lowering the homicide rate; but can't see the relationship of the Heller decision and that decrease.

His assertion that “States with the lax gun laws and higher gun ownership rates have the highest per capita number of gun related deaths." is simply a fallacy wrapped in a fantasy.
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:59 PM   #4
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the lowest homicide rate it’s had in over 40 years; our laws are working
I suspect there are a lot of things contributing to this other than gun laws. For instance what impact has improved first responder medical care and hospital trauma centers had on the numbers? Also, are crimes that were once classified as homicide now falling under a different category?
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