GUNS: Re: Brady law has not affected homicide rates

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 11:19:20 MDT


>> writes:
>> 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?"

>Thank you. As a guy living in one of those suburbs I will use
>that ammunition. Did you ever notice the guys that go on a
>shooting rampage and killing innocents? I am sure you have; but
>did you ever notice how few of them ever receive return fire even
>by policemen?

> I keep hearing that some of these shooting rampages have been
>ended by citizens defending themselves but that these incidents do
>not make the media. Do you have any facts on this?

I too live in one of those suburbs, I live 20' outside the city

These stories can readily be found in NRA magazines, so you can
probably find what your looking for at


Extropy Institute,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society,
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

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