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United States Gun Laws by State

The 2nd Amendment is a federal law that gives all American citizens the right to own a firearm, but each state has the ability to create laws that regulate the sale, possession, and use of ammunition and guns. Some states are very gun-friendly, while others have numerous laws that restrict the sale and use of...
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Houston, Texas Crime Rates

As the fourth largest city in the country with almost 2.2 million residents, Houston has higher than average crime rates much like other major metropolitan areas in the United States. The rate of violent crimes is more than 2.5 times the national rate, and the occurrence of property crimes is nearly double the national rate....
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Gang Related Crimes in America

While the overall violent crime rate in the U.S. has shown a small drop, the incidences of gang crimes is on the rise. According to the most recent reports, the number of gangs in American has increased by 8%, gang membership has jumped by 11%, and gang related homicides are up 23%. The FBI tracks the...
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Hate Crimes in America

As a country America is the definition of a melting pot, but unfortunately there are some groups and individuals who are not tolerant of other people who are different than them or hold opposite beliefs. This intolerance and the negative emotions associated with it can manifest in hate crimes. Definition of a...
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