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Old 07-13-2014, 07:37 PM   #21
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Yep, murder rates are declining and the number of concealed carry permits are on the rise: No doubt about that. However, the claim that murder rates are dropping because more folks are packing is a long stretch. One could claim the decrease in the murder rate is attributable to stuff like the scarcity of chili peppers: That does not make it so. After a little perusing i've discovered:

1. LA has a very high murder rate despite the fact it has concealed carry.
2. Despite that fact that southern states have good concealed carry laws; southern states, in general, have higher murder rates than anti-gun states like MA, NJ, and NY.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:21 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by kbd512 View Post
I'd settle for passing a simple criminal background check to bar rapists/thieves/murderers and payment of taxes).
If you come here legally you do have to undergo a background check. As well as a medical examination.

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