At 01:30 PM 7/4/98 -0400, Randall R Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> << >Thanks, but I'd rather not turn this country into a national
>> >version of Dodge City.
>> Dodge City was a pretty safe place to
>> live before they started that sheriff racket. :)
>>No it wasn't. Check the historical statistics on it.
>I'll shut up about it now, as I don't feel like
>spending the time, and can't cite numbers
>off the top of my head.
Don't shut up about it! I believe I read in either Benson's _The Enterprise of Law_ or Friedman's _The Machinery of Freedom_ that Dodge City's worse year had only five murders. That's hardly material for one episode of "Gun Smoke" -- much less a year in highly gun controlled New York City.:)
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