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DC: Eliminating DC’s Handgun Ban Had No Effect On Homicides
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. homicide victims from 2000 through 2007 were killed with a gun, city and federal data compiled by The Washington Post and analyzed by TheDCNF found. That figure dropped to 74 percent after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that Washington’s handgun ban was unconstitutional in 2008.
 

Comment by: MarkHamTownsend (4/18/2017)
Have all the people in D. C. armed themselves?
I think not. Last time I heard local policritters are still throwing up roadblocks to buying firearms.
I would not expect much change in the crime rate yet.

 

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