A story from CNN is lays out the challenge facing the Crescent City as well as others around the country: “New Orleans’ top priority: Cut its murder rate”. And the rate there is down, per the story, “2013 brought a 19% reduction in the murder rate from 2012, and the number of murders in New Orleans was the lowest recorded since 1985. Additionally, in the neighborhoods specifically targeted by NOLA FOR LIFE, there were 37% fewer murder victims and 33% fewer shooting victims in 2013.” Somehow — magically — it was all done without new gun control legislation . . .