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Blogger Tauratinzwe said...

Texas sure knows how to pick them.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 6:26:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

TECH. Not Texas, TECH. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009 7:22:00 PM

Blogger Charlie Mac said...

Interesting facts about the safest and least safe cities.

Fact 1. El Paso in a state with state gun laws very close to what the writers of the Bill of Rights had in mind is the safest city.

Fact 2. Baltimore with its own restrictive gun laws and located within a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation is the least safe city in the nation.

Do you think those of us who believe that crime is prevented by knowledge that the person you intend to victimize might be armed are somehow correct?

Ever hear of a police officer being mugged while on duty, IE openly carrying a firearm?

Just thinking out loud.
Charlie Mac

Monday, July 13, 2009 8:17:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

If it were mainly about the gun laws, then every city in Texas should have the same crime levels. But we see very high levels of crime in some Texas cities and relatively low levels in others.

Monday, July 13, 2009 10:21:00 PM

Blogger Charlie Mac said...

I know that crime in cities has a lot to do with the morals and motives of who make up the population. There are other factors which also play important roles. One factor has to be gun laws and who might be armed, the crook or the honest citizen.
Four thugs in Memphis found out last week that it is a mistake to assume a Jewish jewelery salesman from Mobile is an easy target. One paid a very high price for that little bit of knowledge.
Another factor in El Paso might have to do with the ease and speed of deportation of illegals caught committing a crime.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:49:00 AM


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