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In 1993, newly elected President Clinton was making a case for a sweeping crime bill that enacted the Brady Bill on background checks, an assault weapon ban and put 100,000 police officers on the street. Watch this speech he gave the Memphis Church of God and you may think he’s talking about the violence on the streets of Chicago today.

Clinton’s reforms were put into law.

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Though it may have cost Democrats the Congress, the violent crime rate, which peaked the year the laws went into effect, was nearly cut in half by the end of Clinton’s second term.

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h/t The Huffington Post

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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