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Gun Crime is Up in St. Louis

Posted on the 16 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
Gun Crime is Up in St. Louis CBS St. Louis reports
The latest crime report for July shows assaults with a weapon are up more than 14 percent from a year ago, underscoring what Chief Dan Isom says is a problem of more guns on the street.
“Many people have talked about the gun show loophole, which allows people to buy guns and basically there’s absolutely no background check,” Isom said, “So, just the way the laws are structured today, there is a proliferation of guns in our community.”
Isom says police chiefs from around the country are complaining about lax gun laws, and Mayor Francis Slay, a member of the police board, says gun proliferation was also a hot topic at the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors.
It often seem like everyone is in agreement about gun availability except the fringe-lunatics who blindly support gun-rights above all else.
Gun availability is a major factor in crime.  Why is that so difficult for some people to understand?
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