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More Guns Mean Less Crime
Human Events ^ | 05/29/2010 | David Alan Coia

Posted on 05/29/2010 7:03:14 AM PDT by JohnRLott

In the new edition of More Guns, Less Crime, economist John R. Lott, Jr., easily dispels any lingering doubt that allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns is strongly associated with—if not a direct cause for—lowering the rates of violent crime.

“The hypothesis that more guns connects to less crime has stood up against massive efforts to criticize it,” Lott writes in the book’s third edition, now available from the University of Chicago Press in the United States and on June 14 in the United Kingdom. He backs that statement with cold, hard facts.

The new edition, which includes data and analysis from 39 states and now covers 29 years (1977-2005), will make it much more difficult for Lott’s critics and anti-gun groups to continue their attempts to disarm law-abiding Americans. In fact, Lott frequently turns the tables on his critics by demonstrating how their own data actually support the More Guns, Less Crime thesis. . . .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedcarry; davidalancoia; guncontrol; humanevents; johnlott

1 posted on 05/29/2010 7:03:15 AM PDT by JohnRLott
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To: JohnRLott

The socialists make no distinction between law abiding citizens and criminals.

2 posted on 05/29/2010 7:14:10 AM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Shooter 2.5
Seems obvious to rational minds.

3 posted on 05/29/2010 7:41:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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