A Fighter Pilot, Political Science Prof and Author with Opinions and a Weird Streak
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
At least 20 years ago, John Lott was researching at the University of Chicago on the relationship between citizen gun owners and crime rates. His peer-reviewed analysis bashed all aspects of the Brady folks except for their emotional hysteria about guns. The data showed conclusively that where guns are denied citizens, crime rates rise, sometimes to horrific levels. Where citizens can exercise their Second Amendment rights, particularly where "shall issue" concealed carry laws have been enacted, crime rates go down.
This has not been a momentary aberration. As more states have enacted modern CCW/CHL laws, crime rates have continued to decline.