Re: Dodge City/was Re: The End of Privacy?
Tue, 7 Jul 1998 12:18:59 EDT

In a message dated 98-07-07 10:38:35 EDT, wrote:

> Gun control is almost entirely irrelevant to crime rates; there are 

> countries with strict laws and lots of gun crimes and countries with lax
> laws and almost none. Relaxing those laws does reduce the murder rate, just
> as increasing the number of cops, but that's still a small change compared
> to social factors which can make one area a hundred times as dangerous
> as another even though the less dangerous area has almost no gun laws
> and the more dangerous area bans them almost entirely (e.g. Vermont and
> DC).

Setting aside the unfortunately inflammatory rhetoric that's been lobbed by participants in this and associated threads, this looks to me like the most sensible and lucid comment in the whole discussion.

	Greg Burch     <>----<>
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