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May 11, 2013

Re "Beliefs on gun crime way off," May 8

How can The Times manage to mention that "some researchers" attribute the significant reduction in gun crime in the United States to the reduced use of lead in gasoline (other causes mentioned were the decline in crack cocaine use and high incarceration rates), but not the fact that the number of violent crimes involving guns has decreased coincidentally with the increase in the rate of gun ownership in this country?

Crimes committed with guns become less common as more people are armed, especially in places allowing open and concealed carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens.

Jeffrey C. Briggs

Hollywood

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