Misery Loves Company Law
According to Bloomberg News, federal legislation to force New York City to allow anyone from other states to carry concealed handguns has 243 sponsors in the U.S. Congress. Among those sponsoring the legislation are U.S. Representative Heath Shuler, a North Carolina Democrat, Representative Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican, and two Republican senators, David Vitter of Louisiana and John Thune of South Dakota. As the attached spreadsheet from the latest Statistical Abstract of the United States shows, North Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana all have New York City beat – in murder and rape. South Dakota has a low crime rate overall and below New York City in murder, but is sky high in rape. Needless to say, a comparison between central cities in these states and NYC would be far worse. The Northeast U.S. is generally lower than other parts of the country in crime.
Perhaps the Mayor should warn New York area residents against visiting these states, as well as being forced to follow their example.
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