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Old 04-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #83
errand
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Care to explain this?

California had the highest number of gun murders in 2011 - 1,790, which is 68% of all murders that year and equivalent to 3.25 per 100,000 people in the state.

The 10 most dangerous cities in the US are as follows -

1] Detroit, MI (top 10 toughest gun laws by city)
2] St. Louis, MO
3] Oakland, CA (top 10 toughest gun laws by state)
4] Memphis, TN
5] Birmingham, AL
6] Atlanta, GA (top 10 of toughest gun laws by city...ironically Kennesaw, just outside Atlanta requires citizens to own guns and has very little violent crime)
7] Baltimore, MD (top 10 toughest gun laws by state)
8] Stockton, CA (top 10 toughest gun laws by state)
9] Cleveland, OH (top 10 toughest gun laws)
10] Buffalo, NY (top 5 toughest gun laws by state)



Here are the 15 cities in the United States that reported the most murders and non-negligent homicides in 2011

New York 515 (2nd toughest gun laws of US cities)
Chicago 431 (has toughest gun laws of ANY city in US)
Detroit 344 (in the top 10 of toughest gun laws of US cities)
Philadelphia 324 (top 10 of toughest gun laws of US cities and just 7 shy of Dallas and Houston combined!)
Los Angeles 297 (3rd toughest gun laws of US cities)
New Orleans 200
Houston 198
Baltimore 196 (top 10 toughest gun laws by state)
Dallas 133 (top 10 toughest gun laws by city)
Memphis 117
Phoenix 116
St. Louis 113
Washington D.C. 108
Kansas City, Mo. 108
Oakland 104 (in top 10 of toughest gun laws of US cities)

States with toughest gun laws

1-Pennsylvania
2-Illinois
3-Hawaii
4-Rhode Island
5-New York
6-Maryland
7-Connecticut
8-Massachusetts
9-New Jersey
10-California
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