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Dykstra, Robert. 1999 ‘Arms and the Man: America's love affair with the gun is the eternal stuff of fiction.’ The Economist. London: The Economist. 3 July
Robert Dykstra writes that "during its most celebrated decade as a tough cattle town, only 15 persons died violently in Dodge City, 1876-85, for an average of just 1.5 killings per cowboy season."
Towns such as Tombstone (in Arizona) and Dodge City (in Kansas) had very low murder rates, mainly because drovers had their guns confiscated at the town limits…