Re: GUNS: Re: Brady law has not affected homicide rates

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 21:40:36 MDT

>From: Brian D Williams <>

>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 'burbs?


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