Friday, June 17, 2016

Homicides, Guns, and the Mexican Border

Well the night weighs heavy
On his guilty mind
This far from the borderline
--Golden Earring

As these pages have observed in the past, this article discusses ongoing inverse relationship between US homicide rates and gun sales. Homicides are at 51 yr lows while gun sales are at all time highs.

The piece also includes an analysis of homicide rates on either side of the border between US and Mexico. Gun laws are significantly tighter in Mexico, yet murder rates in are orders of magnitude higher than in the US.

Should not be surprising, but added interest because of the geographical closeness of the two different gun control regimes.

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