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You won't see much about this in the MSM. A recent Johns Hopkins study of gun violence in Baltimore concluded that stepped up enforcement of Maryland's draconian gun laws had no effect on gun crime in the city. There is an article in the Baltimore Sun that gives this conclusion one sentence in passing, but then goes on to talk about police community relations and "Constitutional Policing." BTW, do we have a lot of "unconstitutional policing?" Just a thought.

What does work? The study found that targeted enforcement by a special plainclothes unit that concentrated on violent crime hotspots had a positive effect. But guess what? Baltimore disbanded that unit.

 

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You won't see much about this in the MSM. A recent Johns Hopkins study of gun violence in Baltimore concluded that stepped up enforcement of Maryland's draconian gun laws had no effect on gun crime in the city. There is an article in the Baltimore Sun that gives this conclusion one sentence in passing, but then goes on to talk about police community relations and "Constitutional Policing." BTW, do we have a lot of "unconstitutional policing?" Just a thought.

What does work? The study found that targeted enforcement by a special plainclothes unit that concentrated on violent crime hotspots had a positive effect. But guess what? Baltimore disbanded that unit.

So did NYPD
What is so hard to understand, Criminals do not obey laws. Wish I knew how to sign that message for our politicians are hearing impaired
 

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If the gun laws in Maryland worked, there would be no crimes committed with a gun. I've never heard of a CC permit holder using a gun in Baltimore to commit a crime.
 

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I've always been baffled by people resisting studies of gun use. The studies invariably show that gun laws have little to no effect, with the effects they do have often being that they make things worse.
Remember,there is a Federal law which prohibits funding of gun crime studies.
 

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Well, if those southern states had stricter gun laws, people wouldn't be bringing those guns to Maryland.

"Why don't those states have the crime that Baltimore has?

Because...Um...well, all of their criminals come to Maryland!
 

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Gee, who would have seen that coming? Every gun owner in America.
 

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Well, if those southern states had stricter gun laws, people wouldn't be bringing those guns to Maryland.

"Why don't those states have the crime that Baltimore has?

Because...Um...well, all of their criminals come to Maryland!

Baltimore and New York City have blamed Virginia and Georgia for their crime problems for years. Bloomberg was especially fond of doing that.
 

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Thugs, criminals, gangs, shoot/kill people with guns. Solution?
Limit the folks with legal concealed carry to 10 rounds, that will fix it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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Remember,there is a Federal law which prohibits funding of gun crime studies.
Actually,the prohibition is on NIH/CDC lobbying/pushing gun (anti-gun) legislation. CDC or NIH funded studies back in 1993-95 which supported the proposition that a couple million defensive gun uses a year occur.
 

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All of these studies and stats don't mean a thing. Why? Because gun laws have nothing to do with preventing crime, it's meant to disarm citizens so the Gov can have complete control.
 

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The most basic premise of gun law is simply wrong - criminals do not obey law, that's why we call them criminals.
 
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