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Washington Post misses the real issue
Posted by David Hardy · 12 January 2013 06:21 AM
WashPo is reporting that during the 1994-2004 "ban" on high-capacity magazines, the percentage of guns seized by Virginia LE agencies fell, and then sharply rose when the ban expired.
But the supposed purpose of the "ban" was to reduce crime. So let's look at a few Virginia figures, from 2004, the last year of the "ban" and from years after it expired.
2004: Murder rate 5.2 Robbery rate 92
2010 Murder rate 4.7 Robbery rate 70
2011 Murder rate: 3.7 Robbery rate 67
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