Monday, November 28, 2005

Seattle vs Milwaukee homicides

Recently, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the city had recorded 113 homicides, and there are still six weeks to go in the year. At the same time Milwaukee had posted a body count of 113 homicides, Seattle had logged a mere 27. Both cities are approximately the same size.

So, it might appear understandable that people like Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, Democrats in the Legislature and some police officials are not too keen about legislation that would make it possible for Wisconsin citizens to carry concealed handguns.

Aside from the vast disparity in the number of homicides in Milwaukee and Seattle, there is one more big difference. Washington residents can carry concealed handguns, and a lot of them do, more than 230,000 at last count. The Evergreen State has had a concealed carry statute for more than 50 years and a state constitutional right to bear arms that is rock solid."

Previous excerpt from the Sheboygan-press.

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Hat tip to Zendo Deb at TFS Magnum


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