Today we mark what appears to be a milestone for D.C.: 2012 saw fewer than 100 homicides.Interesting that homicides spiked after the government banned handguns in the 1980s, turning Washington D.C. into the "Murder Capital of the World". Interesting how homicides plummeted after the Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. D.C. that citizens possess an individual right to keep firearms in the home for personal self defense.
As of Monday morning the homicide count was 92, the lowest annual tally since 1963.
It’s worth noting that MPD’s official tally is 88 homicides. That number does not include four deaths that were ruled self-defense.
It's almost as if the Gun Control crowd has it backwards when they say that more guns means more crime. I mean, I must be missing something basic.