It’s hard to argue with the mayor when one looks at the cold hard facts: today’s murder rate is just 26% higher than it was when the gun ban was put in place in 1978, down from a peak of just 128% higher in 1991 before a nationwide decline in crime driven by demographics took hold. With results like that, I’m not sure D.C. can afford to have its gun violence “decreased” any further.
Court Rediscovers 2nd Amendment, Liberals Fear Other ‘Rights’ May Soon be Found
March 15, 2007
[And the D.C. bigots are appealing the overthrowing of their gun ban.–Joe]