From: "Zero Powers" <email@example.com>
>>From: Brian D Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Here's a thought: "Why is it that in Chicago handgun crime is
>>fairly common despite the fact that they banned handguns over 18
>>years ago, yet the surrounding suburbs where handguns are legal
>>have almost no handgun crime?"
>Gee I don't know. Could it be that Chicago has a fairly large
>population of less-than-gainfully-employed, poorly educated,
>drug-abusing people with less than ideal family backgrounds, while
>the same is typically true to a significantly lesser extent in the
Sarcasm aside, you are basically correct. The people involved in
gun crime don't follow laws, so anti-gun laws are 100% ineffective.
Illinois has licensing, instacheck, waiting periods, and in
addition Chicago has a 19 year ban on handguns.... completely
Give me a map of Chicago and I could outline some areas in red,
others in yellow. As long as you never ventured into these areas
you would never see a gun or hear a gun shot.
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