Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
There is evidence that banning guns in the US does not save lives. They've tried handgun bans in Chicago and DC. Had no effect on the murder rate. I think in Chicago the murder rate actually went up. So, the argument that banning guns would save lives doesn't seem to hold water.
I can verify that; I'm a witness. I lived mostly in Chicago during that time. Daley's plan backfired in a big way!
I've spent less time, and in shorter stretches in DC. But as a regular destination for me over the last 40 years, I've seen really bad crime there too.