Thursday, September 04, 2003

Wry Observations II: DC is worse for a reason

Nick cites a post below arguing that young black males are more likely to die on the streets of D.C. than serving in the armed forces in Iraq. I can think of one reason this is the case: a black male soldier is allowed--indeed required--to carry a firearm while stationed in Iraq. A law-abiding black male in D.C., however, is banned from owning a private handgun under the local law. D.C. policy is to make sure the criminals are armed while the population is effectively helpless.

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