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Chicago Gun Ban Results in Soaring Murder Rate

Written By: THE WASHINGTON TIMES  |  Posted: Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Homicide soars in nation's new gun-control capital

Facts: The latest figures show that Chicago had racked up 122 homicides for the year, exceeding the 116 killings over the comparable period in 2009, a very bad year. Among the top 10 U.S. cities, Chicago is within shooting distance of advancing from second place to win the dubious distinction of being the U.S. murder capital. It is worth noting that a year after the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller ruling, Washington's murder rate dropped 25 percent

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