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“Charm City” chalked up it’s 300th and 301st homicides of 2016 Tuesday night less than an hour apart. Maryland’s policy of severely restricting the natural right of citizens to arm themselves for self defense and Baltimore’s “room to burn” philosophy towards violent crime is working out really well, don’t you think?

A Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a gunman firing upon a car at the edge of campus Tuesday evening, Baltimore police said. Less than an hour earlier, a man was killed in a double shooting in Northwest Baltimore, marking a grim milestone: the city’s 300th homicide.

The young man killed by police was firing upon a car occupied with at least two people near Daley Residence Hall on the east edge of campus, police spokesman T.J. Smith said. Police have not identified the man, but say he was not a student.

About 6:20 p.m. the man was riding in a car down Warwick Avenue, which turned onto Windsor Avenue and stopped. Just then the campus policeman came upon the scene in an unmarked car. A passenger got out of the stopped car and opened fire on a car traveling behind him, Smith said.

Seeing the man shooting, the officer opened fire and killed the gunman, Smith said. The two cars sped off. A gun was recovered at the scene.

“The officer happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Smith said. “This could have been a run and gun battle that could have ended up on the campus.”

This is the second year in a row that Baltimore has topped 300 homicides, which the city had not done since the 1990s when Bill Clinton was President.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that a city and state which has eviscerated the right to bear arms for the law-abiding while simultaneously attacking law enforcement officers have created the perfect conditions for violent criminals to thrive. Thugs know that they have very little to fear from the police—Baltimore’s overworked homicide detectives have cleared just 37% of murders in the city so far this year, and police have adopted a defensive posture thanks to their anti-police/pro-thug Democrat leaders— and so the city is largely theirs for the taking.

It’s doubtful that Baltimore is any threat to catch up with “Chiraq’s” body count any time soon, but all the elements are there for Baltimore to continue to continue bleeding, year after bloody year, as good people are disarmed, law enforcement is discouraged, and criminals are allowed to run amok.