City With Strict Gun Control Laws Resulted in 14 Shooting Victims in 24 Hours

Isn’t the main argument used by Democrats to support their push for more gun control laws, it to reduce gun violence?

They argue that by disarming law abiding citizens, it will make the area safer.,  

If that’s the case, then why are the cities with the strictest gun control laws among the nation’s leading homicide rates?

Between the state of Maryland and the city of Baltimore, residents have some of the stricter gun control laws in America.

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Yet, in a 24-hour-period, Baltimore experienced one of their most violent days in recent history with the shootings of at least 14 people, resulting the death of 5, so far.

Fox News – Baltimore sees 14 shooting victims in span of 24 hours – In a span of 24 hours, Baltimore was reeling from one of its most violent days in recent memory.

At least 14 people had been shot, including five of those who died from gunshot wounds in a series of shootings that began at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and ended at 3 a.m. Friday.

“It’s a very violent day,” Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said, according to CBS Baltimore. Harrison had just taken over as acting commissioner Feb. 11.

The first shooting occurred at around 8:30 a.m. Thursday when officers responding to reports of shots fired found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said. Emergency responders on the scene later pronounced the man dead…

Most people quickly point to Chicago as being the most dangerous city for gun violence, but that’s not necessarily accurate.

For 2017, Chicago averaged 24 homicides per 100,000 people.

Memphis had 27 homicides per 100,000 people; Detroit had 40 homicides per 100,000 and topping the list and earning the distinction as the deadliest big city in America was Baltimore with 56 homicides per 100,000.       

The facts and statistics completely defeat the argument for more gun control laws.



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