Skip to comments.Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws....
Posted on 07/23/2012 4:11:28 AM PDT by P.O.E.
Abstract: Few events obtain the same instant worldwide news coverage as multiple victim public shootings. These crimes allow us to study the alternative methods used to kill a large number of people (e.g., shootings versus bombings), marginal deterrence and the severity of the crime, substitutability of penalties, private versus public methods of deterrence and incapacitation, and whether attacks produce copycats. Yet, economists have not studied this phenomenon. Our results are surprising and dramatic. While arrest or conviction rates and the death penalty reduce normal murder rates, our results find that the only policy factor to influence multiple victim public shootings is the passage of concealed handgun laws. We explain why public shootings are more sensitive than other violent crimes to concealed handguns, why the laws reduce both the number of shootings as well as their severity, and why other penalties like executions have differential deterrent effects depending upon the type of murder.
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From the paper's conclusion:
"The results of this paper support the hypothesis that concealed handgun or shall issue laws reduce the number of multiple victim public shootings. Attackers are deterred and the number of people injured or killed per attack is also reduced, thus for the first time providing evidence that the harm from crimes that still occur can be mitigated. The results are robust with respect to different specifications of the dependent variable, different specifications of the handgun law variable, and the inclusion of additional law variables (e.g., mandatory waiting periods and enhanced penalties for using a gun in the commission of a crime). Not only does the passage of a shall issue law have a significant impact on multiple shootings but it is the only law related variable that appears to have a significant impact."
It is a shame you’re posting this in the wee hours of the morning when few will see it, and later it will be buried by trivia.
I agree with everything this report states, and believe it to be true.
Bombings versus mass shootings?
How many time has a mass shooter(s) been caught or shot dead versus the number of times a mass bomber(s) has been found or shot? Good question to ponder over since we SELDOM if EVER hear of the mass bomber being caught.
IF someone wanted to conduct a mass killing or multiple murders, wouldn’t it be likely they would use a bomb? Look at what is going on in Iraq and other places where they want to kill hundreds of people. What weapon of choice do they select? It sure as hell isn’t a READILY AVAILABLE firearm. The gun control freaks need to look at that for a while.
Thank you. I will distribute!
My favorite Heinlein quote (among many)
“The junior hoodlums who roamed their streets were symptoms of a greater sickness; their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of ‘rights’...and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constitutued, can endure.”
might as well get the info from the source...
...and that's why they created ....
Sounds good. Sounds logical. But how does it work out in practice.
FOR EXAMPLE: The middle east. They have guns, and IED's.
Then there is the belief that back in the 'cowboy' days, that everyone was polite because everyone could or did carry a gun.
It was no different than it is now. The fast guns didn't have to be polite, and were usually quite the opposite. The everyday citizens learned to keep their mouth shut, or be shot. Gunslingers didn't take 20 paces or stand at opposite ends of main street to have a fair gunfight. One gunslinger shooting another in the back was the most common method of resolving TOP GUN. Women were raped, banks were robbed, people were killed, horses were stolen, chinese and negro servants were traded like baseball cards. Men and women, most of the time guilty, sometimes not, were hung without due process of law. Yeah... it was a real polite time.
Perhaps it would be better to say that a...
Moral, responsible, and unified society is a polite society.
While this isn’t news per se, I thought it might be a good resource for those who might best be able to avail themselves of it.