Also, as far as I am aware, the murder rates in Louisiana aren't any higher than anywhere else in the nation, despite us having the most lax gun control laws of any state. Of course, the murder rates in New Orleans are insanely high, but that's more due to police corruption than anything else, and neighboring Metairie (where I live) and other suburbs to the west of the actual city have extremely low crime rates, because of the excellent police force in Jefferson Parish.