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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Brandishing Guns Reduces Crime!

So said a North Carolina congressman at yesterday's hearing about the possible repeal of DC gun laws:

"If you level the playing field, simply brandishing a handgun may deter a crime," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who added that allowing more private citizens to own guns would deter crime in the city.

Or alternatively, more people brandishing guns could lead to more people shooting each other with those guns, whichever.