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    As is the case in other safe, relatively rural New England states, the absence of any major urban centers in Maine may help keep the crime rate as low as it is. Moreover, dense, crowded areas are far more vulnerable to violent incidences, and Maine is one of the nation’s most sparsely populated states. However, several of the state’s socioeconomic measures are not nearly as strong as in other safe states. The percentage of households receiving food stamps, for example, at 16.9%, is the sixth highest in the nation.
    It's interesting to try to figure out just what is the cause of safety in these states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    It's interesting to try to figure out just what is the cause of safety in these states.
    The Federalist appears to think it is guns.

    * edit. It’s the ironically named American Thinker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Jingo View Post
    The Federalist appears to think it is guns.

    * edit. It’s the ironically named American Thinker.
    I would suspect it's a combination of things, although the article you linked thinks it's lack of "urban" life, which I believe I've been told by some is a dog whistle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    I would suspect it's a combination of things, although the article you linked thinks it's lack of "urban" life, which I believe I've been told by some is a dog whistle.
    “Because Black people” didn’t occur to me. Alaska pretty much puts paid to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary m View Post
    I'm at work and will elaborate when I get home but
    Norm's OP...
    CBS is wrong. Automatic weapons are NFA items and need to be transferred on a Form 1 or Form 4 and requires degrees of local governmental approval.
    Yeah, they got that wrong. They'd have been fine if they said "semi-automatic." It doesn't really matter much, though, because the loophole definitely does cover the rifle that the shooter purchased and used.

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    http://www.notpolitical.info/forums/...953#post182953

    Quote Originally Posted by Newman View Post
    More Guns, Less Crime, again:

    Four years after allowing universal ‘concealed carry’ law, Maine rated the safest state in the nation for crime

    Lifson goes on to mention Lott's book in his wrap up:
    What does Mary Rosh have to say?

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    Wow, they really turned it around.

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    So now we can use the term "urban" without being accused of racism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillygirl View Post
    So now we can use the term "urban" without being accused of racism?
    Far as I know. Although using "rural" might get that accusation hurled at you by the white grievance crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm dePlume View Post
    What does Mary Rosh have to say?
    Not a whole Lott would be my guess.
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