[I had originally done this as a blog for one of the more conservative blog networks and got the sort of responses that I had expected suggesting that the states allowing concealed weapons have lower crime rates, not an answer to my challenges and a vast distortion.  New England has the lowest crime rates, Texas the most executions — nearly half those nationally:

<a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States”>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_the_United_States</a>

“The nation’s more dangerous states, such as Texas, Arizona and Arkansas in turn …”

Texas also has about the most free of the concealed weapons states — one can carry such in the pocket of one’s car per a new law passed last year.  The day after it was passed an old dude blew away a Philippino American during a fender bender incident — not even investigated.

And so the lies abound on such issues.  Ed Kent]

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