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lawodevolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 09:32 PM
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20. I never said the rate of gun ownership is at fault for the difference in crime rate
For example between Houston and El Paso. But given El Paso's high rate of gun ownership in which liberals are also very much interested in guns, given that gun laws are very relaxed and having a high poverty rate and a murder rate this low, it shows that access to guns is not the cause of violence in the US. The underlying cause is prohibition, the creation of a black market for drugs and failures in the education system. So if we could remove gun control as an option to treat the symptom, perhaps we could get politicians to address the underlying problem. It takes a lot more time and energy to address the real causes of violent crime and as long as the easy path to feeling good (gun control) is an option they will neglect the underlying causes.

I know the anti gun people would love to delete this thread, or hide the forum so no one reads this information, or have a law passed to ban expression of information they don't agree with, but you can't. Too bad. So the next closest thing you can do is try to discredit the OP calling me an "interloper", and that is pathetic.

Explain to me how I don't understand stats, this should be interesting.
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