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Old May 9, 2013, 08:05 PM   #35
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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It's not a coincidence that the murder rate came down with the enactment of "make my day" laws and "stand your ground " laws.
Actually, unless we can prove causation (not just correlation), we have to assume it is a coincidence.

The fact that such laws did not lead to an increase in crime is a good point to make in an argument. However, the idea that the laws are responsible for a decrease in crime is something we can't prove.
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