Re: crime in big cities and Europe

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 04:29:50 MDT

> I'm sure you wouldn't agree, but many people probably feel that, if you
> already have a city with a high rate of crime, it makes perfect sense to
> restrict the number of people carrying loaded guns in public. While on the
> other hand, if you live in East Peapod, Wyoming, where everyone knows their
> neighbors and people feel safe enough not to lock their doors, why not let
> everyone pack if they want to? Makes sense to me.

As I'm sure Mike will point out as well, DC and NY have /not/ restricted
the number of people carrying weapons--they've only passed laws against
it, decreasing the number of non-policemen and non-politicians carrying
weapons legally (the ruling class still has this privilege). I don't
think there are any accurate stats on whether the actual number of
weapons went up or down (per capita) after the laws.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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