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Hyperlocal Gun Laws

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 21:27

We the People of the United States need Hypelocval gun laws, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this #Constitution for the United States of America. This means the government belongs to all the people of the USA

A solution for mass shootings and domestic terrorism may be to circumvent #Congress and put pressure state legislatures, assemblies, and city councils. The Blue states and municipalities inside these have sensible gun control and do a better job of decreasing gun violence than the Red locales with lax gun regulation. I live in #NYC, with one of the toughest gun laws. https://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/state-law/new-york/

Many of the nation's cities with high murder rates are in the Red States with loose gun control laws. #Chicago had it is sensible gun laws stripped by the Illinois legislature and courts and guess what happened?

#NewYork, in fact, has stricter gun laws on the books than Chicago. And guess what? Its homicide numbers are heading toward historic lows. https://youtu.be/cP0XuSuWz5M

#LosAngeles has some pretty tough gun laws too. Its homicide numbers also pale compared with Chicago’s.

America’s capital of gun violence is in deep-red Louisiana. #NewOrleans suffers from four times the rate of gun murders as Chicago. Such terrifying urban hellscapes as #KansasCity, #Memphis, and #Atlanta all rack up much higher rates of gun violence than Chicago.

Expand the inquiry beyond crime, to include accidental gun deaths and suicide, and Chicago simply recedes from the frame.

The obvious conclusion also happens to be an empirical fact: states with high levels of gun ownership have higher levels of gun death.