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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:08 AM

54. Of course, there are some towns with lower crime rates.

There are also some towns with little or no poverty, great public schools, etc. Pointing at isolated examples to pretend we don't have a national problem is silly though.

What you seem to keep missing is that the US does not have a problem of violent crime that is out of order with other wealthy nations. We have high rates specifically of homicide, because we have more guns, and crimes committed with guns are much more likely to result in death. So, while I agree with things like improving mental healthcare access, that doesn't mean we don't also need sensible gun laws.

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