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  •  There's a pretty strong correlation (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, askew

    of crime decline with a number of factors, such as banning lead paint, family planning, and successful community programs. It's one of the hugely unfair bits of modern politics that everyone, especially in the Zimmerman debate, liked to talk about crime and conservatives especially like to bring up black on black violence, which ignores the fact that so-called black on black murder has had the steepest decline of any homocide category, dropping over 60% over the past two decades as a result of a number of proactive community policies.

    Gun regulation opponents though aren't very good at statistics. I see Chicago memes about "gun control" and how it leads to more murder everyday. It makes peoples heads explode when I explain that it nonsense statistics because it has no point of comparison to anything else, and that Chicago's murder rate is about half as large as it was when the city instituted its 1982 handgun ban.

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 01:48:26 PM PDT

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