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Thread: Dispelling the myth of "The Wild West"

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    I frequently use this. A coworker saw a perforated target in my office, and mentioned the Wild West thing. I pointed out that the homicide rate in Dodge City or Tombstone added up to a bad week in DC. She said she found it "disturbing" that I could quote a statistic like that off the top of my head...

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    3fgburner wrote:
    ...She said she found it "disturbing" that I could quote a statistic like that off the top of my head...
    You should have told her that you found it disturbing that she uncritically repeated information that has been repeatedly disproved.

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    "In his book, Frontier Violence: Another Look, author W. Eugene Hollon, provides us with these astonishing facts:





    Well... that's interesting. Everything I just wrote disappeared...???

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