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Old 08-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Florida Town Told To Arm Themselves!

A town in Georgia did this many years ago due to the rising violent crime rates. Surprise surprise, all crime rates dropped dramatically, but particularly violent crime rates.

Years ago when I moved out to the country I asked a local businessman why there were so few crimes out there and he said, "Because everyone owns a gun". Now, that is hardly a scientific study, but it is revealing. Cities that have very tight gun restrictions have the highest crime rates, and it is believed that criminals would rather prey on the relatively defenseless, and criminals don't care about gun laws so they point a gun and have the upper hand.

Deterrence is a wonderful thing. It would be great if we lived in a non-violent society, but that is not the case.
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