El Paso, America’s safest big city, undermines Chicago’s case for gun control
Chicago, Ill., a city surrounded by the rural midwest, has tight guns laws. El Paso, Texas, has lax gun laws and neighbors one of the most violent cities in the world. Yet, El Paso is the safest big city in the U.S., whereas President Obama cites the murder rate in his hometown as a reason to implement his gun control agenda.
Gun violence isn’t much of an issue in El Paso, Texas, which is the safest city of its size in the country. “[T]his week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports,” per Fox.El Paso has minimal gun control — “mostly due to gun-friendly state law,” Reason observes. It also neighbors one of the most dangerous cities in the world.