Saturday, December 10, 2005

Murder Rates vs. Right to Carry

"[John] Lott argued that murder tares decline after the adoption of RTC [Right to Carry] laws even after allowing for the effect of other variables that affect crime rates. The committee [the National Research Council mentioned above]has confirmed this view of the confirmation of the findings that shall-issue laws drive down the murder rate, it is hard for me to understand why these claims are called fragile."

James O. Wilson
Professor of Management and Public Policy
University of California at Los Angeles


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