Friday, July 17, 2015

Concealed Carry Study

Here's a pdf paper by John Lott covering the current state of concealed carry in the U.S. It contains all sorts of stats, charts and graphs which suggest that among other things a 1 point increase in permit holders is coinciding with a 24% overall drop in the national murder rate.

Correlation is not causality but there it is. Also as Mr. Lott admits, collecting stats from the various states is a dicey business at best as few states collect exhaustive stats on their permits, and of course there are now 10 that don't require one at all.

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