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    Greetings everyone, from Philadelphia...

    ...the murder capital of the world (as per our Philadelphia Inquirer, and other select publications or purveyors of doom).

    Sadly, our murder rate has steadily risen over the last several years while our inept police commissioner and mayor blame the "lack of adequate gun control legislation on the books". Furthermore, the incidents of crime in our neighborhoods have also increased (especially in Northeast Philadelphia, a one-time "nice neighborhood"). I must admit, this is the very reason that I decided to obtain a ccw and an act 235 certification. Such statistics and incidents have also resulted in a recent decision to leave the city and to purchase a home in the suburbs on a quiet street.

    In any event, I have been carrying for about 2 1/2 years now, and have learned a lot from forums such as this one, Pafoa, glocktalk, etc. My primary carry weapon is the Ruger SP101, followed by a Glock 26 and Glock 19. I look forward to continuing to read this forum, and to learn from and participate in all of the interesting discussions from around the country and world.

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    Greetings, from out to your west in PA



    Sad to see the crime so bad in Philly - but of course trying to penalize the good guys thru new laws will do squat to change anything. I have seen your username before I think.
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    Welcome to the forum from a fellow SP101'er.
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    Welcome from NE Florida where we are dealing with an ever increasing murder rate. Sadly, our community leaders also blame the guns--not the criminals.
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    Greetings everyone, from Philadelphia...
    ...the murder capital of the world (as per our Philadelphia Inquirer, and other select publications or purveyors of doom).
    Sorry to say this but, according to the FBI, Memphis, which we live just 20 miles from, is number one on the list of murders and other violent crimes per capita in the USA. In fact, I believe we beat Philly by a pretty good margin. And that is one list you do not want to be number one on.

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