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post #308 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bones View Post

In 1991, 15 years after Washington, D.C. banned handguns, researchers from the University of Maryland conducted a study to assess the impact of the ban. They tracked homicides and suicides in the district from 1968 to 1987 and found that homicides by firearm fell by 25 percent and suicides committed with firearms dropped by 23 percent. Murders and suicides committed by other means neither rose nor fellóin other words, people didnít use other methods to commit an act they already wanted to commit. And there was no similar reduction found in the adjacent metropolitan areas in Maryland and Virginia.
Bro, I'm pretty much done with this thread. I've said my piece and come to a logical idea of what could be done and looking at root problems with the more logical posters (not meaning others haven't provided decent feedback). You have no way to really tell the impact as a nation based off of DC. You wouldn't know the true effect until someone actually flipped the switch and we saw first hand what happens. You think option A, I think option B. Difference of opinion... sure. Conflicting reports everywhere.... absolutely... So you do your thing as you have the right to do and I'll do mine. No need to continue to harp on the same comment over and over. Even with disagreement, there isn't one person in this thread I wouldn't have a beer with and shred some lines since we all voiced our opinions as we should.
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