NewportBarGuy: Why have any laws at all?
vpb: It's really interesting to compare the firearms death rate for different states. DC is right at the top, but it's interesting to see how the states rank.The gun loving states are right at the top.
Fark It: Gun laws don't generally correlate one way or another to crime rates.
cameroncrazy1984: That's why you only hear about cities like Chicago. Actually pretty much only Chicago.
Dusk-You-n-Me: cameroncrazy1984: That's why you only hear about cities like Chicago. Actually pretty much only Chicago.Like Chicago, I'd wager most of the guns used in gun crime in DC come from out of town/district.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: NewportBarGuy: Why have any laws at all?Well, if everyone's packing we don't need any, obviously/think of the money we can save on police alone
Superjew: If getting rid of the weapons doesn't solve the problem, maybe we should consider getting rid of the people who use them instead./just sayin'
TuteTibiImperes: DC is also a small geographic area. Expand DC's gun control laws to VA and MD and the gun crime rate in DC would drop further.
cameroncrazy1984: NYC has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, and their crime rate has been going down for a long time.
doglover: Chicago has some of the strongest gun laws now and historically. They've been a war zone more than once and will be again.
doglover: cameroncrazy1984: NYC has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, and their crime rate has been going down for a long time.Chicago has some of the strongest gun laws now and historically. They've been a war zone more than once and will be again.It's almost like, gasp, guns are not a cause of crime.Find me the poverty, I'll find you the crooks.
sammyk: Fark It: Gun laws don't generally correlate one way or another to crime rates.Are you feeling ok?
FlashHarry: submitter's logic:murder is illegalthere are still murderstherefore murder should be legal.QED
Ishkur: Gun violence is not a function of law, or accessibility, or availability, or anything that has to do with guns. It is a function of culture.Until you change the culture, the violence will persist.
Sleeping Monkey: More gun laws won't stop gun violence but more abortion laws will stop abortion, in rightwing bizarroland.
rjakobi: Obviously it means we should ban money so we can prevent others from shooting each other over it. Go back to bartering.
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