In 2012, the last per 100,000 population.
year before former governor Martin “gun ban” O’Malley rammed his gun ban thorgh the legislature, reported 217 homicides, for the entire year.
Today, a Baltimore police detective, an 18 year veteran with five children died after being shot in the head. That brings Baltimore’s 2017 total to the 2012 total of 217 – plus 101 for a running total of 318 so far in 2017.
This is day 320, and if 2017 follows the usual monthly murder pattern, Baltimore will have a murder a day this year, compared to 217 just 5 years ago.
When I predicted O’Malley’s gun ban would cost lives I knew Baltimore and other Maryland cities would see higher homicide rates this year. While I did not expect a 70 percent increase for 217, and I did nto expet a rise in the homicide rate from 35 per 100,000 to 59 per 100,000 population.
Maryland has already paid a terrible price for O’Malley’s irrational hatred of the most law abiding demographic of American society.
The situation in Baltimore and other Maryland cities will not get better until the laws that triggered this the increase in
murder and violent crime, and the replacement of “may issue” Licenses to Carry with “must issue: LTC’s.
In brief, until the laws that have driven both Baltimore and Maryland’s crime rates into the sky are replaced with laws that have historically suppressed crime.