"With so many gunowners in Texas, it must be a very dangerous place"

I live in El Paso, TX and maybe 10 years ago a friend from England was planning to visit me. His girlfriend expressed concern, "what with so many gunowners in Texas, it must be a very dangerous place." The timing was perfect in that sometime near 2010, El Paso had received an award for being the safest large city (500,000+) in the country, and immediately across the Rio Grande River is Juarez, MX … a city designated the most dangerous big city in the world!

 

Think about that. El Paso, a city in a country where gun possession is legal and many citizens are armed with or own guns, legally, and we win an award for being the safest big city. Immediately across the border in a large city in Mexico where strict gun laws prevent the legal possession and ownership of guns by citizens, and violence is higher than any other large city in the world. Why haven't gun rights advocates used this as an example?

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