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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Is the Second Amendment the cause of homicides in Detroit?

The simple fact is that drawing correlations can lead to a false belief of causation. A case in point, where the Police Cief in Detroit immediately claims that the numerous murders in that city were cause by the weapons used by the murderers, inspires my friend to claim that the Second Amendment of our U.S. Constitution caused the murders in Detroit.
"Of the 386 homicides the City recorded in 2012, 333 were caused by guns.... America has a problem with guns, but the epicenter seems to be here in Detroit." - Police Chief Chester Logan, 1/3/2013

I'm not trying to tear down Detroit again; the extraordinary numbers speak for themselves. I am merely pointing out that if the 2nd Amendment were repealed, then hundreds of people would not die unnecessarily. 
-- a friend of mine whose identity I will protect, Jan 3, 2012