El Paso, TX, has a population of about 736,000, and is directly across the border from Cuidad Juarez which had 2,500 murders in 2007. Juarez has Mexico's almost total gun ban. El Paso has the famous Texas lax gun laws such that estimates of the number of guns in the city exceeds the number of people. So since some believe that "More Guns = More Crime" then El Paso should be a bloodbath.
Surprise! In 2008 there were 23 murders, in 2009 there were about a dozen, and in the first six months of 2010 there was only one (1) murder. ONLY ONE !!!
Despite the near total gun bans of NYC, DC, and Chicago, they can't compare to that.
So why haven't all those guns with all of the thousands of Texans in El Paso who are carrying guns on them, been shooting lots and lots of folks. Why haven't those guns been doing criminal stuff?
I will grant that other causes have helped supress the crime/murder rate. But more guns definately hasn't raised the crime/murder rate.
Imagine if Chicago had El Paso's murder rate. 736K people and only one murder in six months. I just googled it and Chicago, population 2,748,889 is having an increase in their murder rate for 2010. As of April 27, 2010 Chicago had 113 murders. For the same period in 2009 they had 101.
Why isn't Daley's gun ban making Chicago safer?