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Old 01-12-2020, 01:21 AM   #1
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Chicago vs Houston

An interesting comparison on Chicago and Houston.
Of course it's apples and oranges with Chicago having this gang/drug/turf war going on, but still interesting.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:32 AM   #2
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Land area of Chicago: 234 sq. miles
Land area of Houston: 669 sq. miles

Suburbia, even poor suburbia, ain't the same as high-rise ghettos.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:35 AM   #3
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You mean all Chicago needs is deodorant?
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:37 AM   #4
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Plus maybe some good tacos. It's hard to fight a gang war with tacos in your hands.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:38 AM   #5
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Land area of Chicago: 234 sq. miles
Land area of Houston: 669 sq. miles

Suburbia, even poor suburbia, ain't the same as high-rise ghettos.
Good point.

The imbalance of legal vs illegal weapons is also a thing but flooding Chicago with legal weapons probably isn't a winner either.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:50 AM   #6
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I agree, the author of that thing was trying to make it a case for guns. I'm not buying his argument but thought the comparison data was interesting. I wonder how the police budgets would compare, Chicago's must be an order of magnitude or two, or three, higher than Houston.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:47 AM   #7
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Good point.

The imbalance of legal vs illegal weapons is also a thing but flooding Chicago with legal weapons probably isn't a winner either.
It's difficult for poor people to make money selling black market guns in a city like Houston where more types of guns, availability, and concealed carry are legal. So they go to Chicago. It's their kind of town.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:01 AM   #8
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It's not guns its cultural. Y'all are saying the same thing
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