The survey revealed what most of us have been saying for years…
Nearly 90 percent of murderers in Harris County, Texas, convicted since 2014 bought guns on the black market, a Houston news station reported Friday.
Abc13 News surveyed offenders who used guns to kill others and asked for advice on how to reduce Houston’s climbing murder rate, up 11 percent over the last year.
“I feel like guns is not the problem,” said Cedric Jones, a 44-year-old felon who responded to the station’s survey. “People just need to respect each other and stop being disrespectful. Youngsters in the hood need to listen when older people tell them something. Guns will always be in the streets of H-town. Sorry to say that.”
Jones said he paid $250 on the street for a stolen 9mm handgun to protect his family. He wasn’t legally allowed to buy a firearm himself, just like 90 percent of the inmates surveyed, and his weapon of choice turned out to be the most popular — three quarters of the gun murders in Houston are committed using 9mm handguns.
None of the inmates used rifles to commit their crimes and none bought firearms at a gun show, the station reports.
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