More Guns, Less Crime

More Guns, Less Crime

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On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lotta€™s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lotta€™s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of dataa€”including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.Ca€”that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.David B. Kopel, a€œa#39;Shall Issuea#39;: The New Wave ofConcealedeHandgun Permit Laws, a€ Tennessee Law Review 62 (Spring ... wona#39;t make much ofa difference in rural areas, where judges have long issued permits to most people who applied for them. ... The results ofa recent Oklahoma poll showed that up to 6 percent of Oklahoma residents already carry concealed ... increasing crime rates may lower arrest rates if the same resources are being asked to do NOTESTOPA6ES30a€”36 I 379.

Title:More Guns, Less Crime
Author:John R. Lott
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2013-01-29


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