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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 11:37 PM
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239. Actually the crime bill was successful in other parts but the
assault weapons ban did little to reduce crime. Adding more cops and yes, even more prisons led to an overall decrease in crime. http://pricetheory.uchicago.edu/levitt/Papers/LevittUnd...

Whether or not we should be imprisoning so many young African American males without dealing with the root causes of the crimes they commit is a good question. But the ban on assault weapons definitely made little effect on crime.
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