||Chicago's murder rate was falling to the lowest it had been in decades until the handgun ban was lifted.
Also www.crimeresearch.rog was founded by a gun rights advocate.
||A federal agent lost his gun here in the city resulting in a homeless guy getting a gun and killing a tourist.
||European countries have these neighborhoods too but there are significantly lower murder rates because they're not warzones that cops are afraid to even go to.
||Their gun culture even before the ban was nowhere near ours, which again explains why they have so few murders in the first place.
||I'm not sure if people are confusing California for Hawaii which actually does have very few guns(and a very low murder rate.
||And yet even with that worst case scenario France still has a fraction of our murder rate.
||As someone who's pro-regulation this is my view: I fully understand the more unstable and shitty society gets people will be more likely to buy weapons to defend themselves.
||My point is that anyone can defend their home with a gun that can't easily clear a room or assault half a dozen police units.
||And again, why would we give criminals *more* options to kill?
||No one realistically thinks a limited gun ban in a few tiny regions in the US is going to result in instant change.
||That's because their murder rate is so low the increases and decreases year by year don't look that significant without exaggeration.
||Unfortunately the gun lobby fights tooth and nail to make sure criminals have plenty of ways to get guns.