Just so you know, I did NOT write this! I saw it elsewhere and thought the conclusion was hilarious.
Chicago, Illinois versus Houston, Texas… hmmm
|Chicago , IL||Houston , TX|
|Population||2.7 million||2.15 million|
|Median HH income||$38,600||$37,000|
|% non-Hispanic White||38.7%||26%|
A reasonably similar match-up -until:
|Chicago, IL||VS Houston, TX|
|Concealed carry gun law||no||yes|
|# of gun stores||0||
84 dedicated gun shops,
1500 places to buy guns
|Homicides per 100k||28.4||9.6|
high temp, F
Conclusion: cold weather causes murders.