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More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition
BARNES AND NOBLE ^ | 12-2012 | John R. Lott, Jr.

Posted on 12/14/2012 6:25:55 PM PST by doug from upland

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On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’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 Lott’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 data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.

What People Are Saying

Dan Polsby

Until John Lott came along, the standard research paper on firearms and violence consisted of a longitudinal or cross-sectional study on a small and artfully selected data set with a few meaningful statistical controls. Lott's work, embracing all of the data that are relevant to his analysis, has created a new standard, which future scholarship in this area, in order to be credible, will have to live up to (Dan Polsby is Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Northwestern University).

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National Review

“John Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime revives the wisdom of the past by using the latest tools of social science. By constructing careful statistical models and deploying a wealth of crime data he shows that laws permitting the carrying of concealed weapons actually lead to a drop in crime in the jurisdictions that enact them. . . . By providing strong empirical evidence that yet another liberal policy is a cause of the very evil it purports to cure, he has permanently changed the terms of debate on gun control. . . . Lott’s book could hardly be more timely. . . . Lott’s work is a model of the meticulous application of economics and statistics to law and policy.”—John O. McGinnis, National Review

— John O. McGinnis

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“A compelling book with enough hard evidence that even politicians may have to stop and pay attention. More Guns, Less Crime is an exhaustive analysis of the effect of gun possession on crime rates. . . . Mr. Lott’s book—and the factual arsenals of other pro-gun advocates—are helping to redefine the argument over guns and gun control.”—James Bovard, Wall Street Journal

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; johnlott; lesscrime; moreguns; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/14/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Bob Costas should be chirping in the morning

2 posted on 12/14/2012 6:34:42 PM PST by reefdiver
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To: reefdiver

Welcome back, Doug! I miss your songs. (They’ll never get through the Cajon to ya!)

3 posted on 12/14/2012 6:37:00 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: TaMoDee

Hi, my friend. I’ve been back for awhile whenever I can. These are busy times trying to survive Obamanomics in the business world.

4 posted on 12/14/2012 6:42:56 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

You bet! I’m working my butt off for what is declining into nothing due to taxes and fees! Regards!

5 posted on 12/14/2012 7:10:05 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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