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People with IQs above 80 understand why a state with 37 million people it will have more homicides than a state with 600,000.
PS: You JUST told us how states with strict gun laws have triple the number of homicides.
Tell us about TEXAS... Shug...
Gun Control Legislation
William J. Krouse
Specialist in Domestic Security and Crime Policy
November 14, 2012
How Often Are Guns Used in Homicides?
As Table 1 shows, reports submitted by state and local law enforcement agencies to the FBI and published annually in the Uniform Crime Reports indicate that the firearms-related murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 of the population decreased from 6.6 for 1993 to 3.6 for 2000. The rate held steady at 3.6 for 2001 and fluctuated thereafter between a high of 3.9 for 2006 and 2007, and a low of 3.2 for 2010. For 2011, it has remained at 3.2.
Table 1. Estimated Murder Rates and Firearms, 1993-201