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Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Geography of American Gun Violence


This map from the Atlantic shows what I assume are the counties or metropolitan areas with the highest gun violence rates in the U.S. As the accompanying article makes clear, gun violence is an urban problem. Although skipped over by the article, it is also a minority problem. And looking at the map, I would hazard a guess that these same areas mostly are Democrat strongholds. So why should those living in smaller cities or rural areas have to give up their rights because of someone else's problems? The urban Democrats need to get their own houses in order and stop blaming the rest of the country for their failures.

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