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  Interview with John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime
More Guns, Less Crime is an exhaustive analysis of the effect of gun possession on crime rates.
These were incidents in which at least two or more people were killed and or injured in a public place; in order to focus on the type of shooting seen in Arkansas, shootings that were the byproduct of another crime, such as robbery, were excluded.
High crime urban areas and neighborhoods with large minority populations have the greatest reductions in violent crime when citizens are legally allowed to carry concealed handguns.
www.press.uchicago.edu /Misc/Chicago/493636.html   (1527 words)

  
 'More Guns, Less Crime'
In the second edition of the book, I am examining crime rates as well as actual gun deaths and suicides for all the counties in the United States from 1977, when the data was released, to the end of 1996.
Then they'll assume that if the person owned a gun and if he or she died from a gunshot, then it was that gun that was used in the death.
Ninety-eight percent of the time, simply being able to brandish a gun is sufficient to cause a criminal to break off an attack and the two percent of the time when guns are fired, the vast majority of those are warning shots.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Lobby/1221/moreguns.htm   (2058 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: More Guns, Less Crime, by John R. Lott, Hardcover
In More Guns, Less Crime, John Lott explains the results of THE most exhaustive study ever undertaken on the impact of nondiscretionary concealed hand gun (or right-to-carry) laws on violent crime.
In fact, Lott shows that these laws may actually increase the incidence of violent crime by keeping guns out of the hands of vulnerable law-abiding citizens especially when a threat of violence is imminent as in the case of domestic abuse.
Since more states have adopted concealed carry since this study, and more data has surely become available, it would be interesting to see a followup study soon.
search.barnesandnoble.com /textbooks/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?isbn=0226493636   (900 words)

  
 MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME
It's axiomatic among gun control enthusiasts that restricting the availability and number of firearms in the hands of the public will reduce crime.
His research argues that increasing gun control is associated with rising, not falling, crime rates.
He makes a compelling argument that other factors, such as the breakdown of traditional family and social structures, are far more significant in determining the rate of violent crime.
www.liberty-tree.org /ltn/more-guns-less-crime.html   (149 words)

  
 National Review: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and ... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gun control remains as much a mainstay of the liberal agenda today as welfare was in the Seventies and Eighties.
Gun control does not decrease gun ownership by criminals but instead reduces their incentives to refrain from violence because it decreases the supply of armed law-abiding citizens who might resist them.
Women on average are weaker and more vulnerable to attack than men; the possibility that a woman may have a gun thus provides her with greater marginal deterrence.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:20977860&...   (849 words)

  
 Rule of Law
The more concealed guns in a community, the more a criminal is apt to go elsewhere, or seek another line of work.
If this isn't quite "More Guns Less Crime," it is certainly cause to issue more conceal carry permits, and to encourage those with the permits to carry.
It is entirely possible that the gun control authors of the ad-hominem attacks sincerely believe that any statistical analysis of the gun control question must be a cooked, biased one sided affair.
polyticks.com /polyticks/beararms/liars/moreguns.htm   (2548 words)

  
 Deltoid » More guns Less crime
On the hand with 50,000 or so violent crimes in Dade county each year and only 2 DGUs by CCW holders it is not reasonable for a criminal pulling a violent crime to expect to be thwarted by a CCW holder.
The answer is that it was new data in Confirming “More Guns, Less Crime” (the paper that Lott removed his name from) and his new book, and a second set of data that he used for his NAS panel presentation.
Of course, the thought that shall-issue laws caused crime to drop by almost twenty-five percent in the thirteenth year after passage and then caused it to increase by almost twenty-one percent in the fourteenth year is obviously untenable.
timlambert.org /category/lott/more_guns_less_crime   (11286 words)

  
 Brady Campaign - An Alternative Q&A to John Lott's "More Guns, Less Crime".
A 1999 analysis of crime statistics conducted by The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence) demonstrates that allowing people to carry concealed handguns does not mean less crime.
The decline in the crime rate of strict licensing and no-carry states was 2.1 times that of states with lax CCW systems, indicating that there are more effective ways to fight crime than to encourage more people to carry guns.
Furthermore, according to the CPHV analysis, violent crime actually rose in 12 of 29 states (41%) which liberalized their CCW laws over the five years beginning in 1992, compared to a similar rise in violent crime in only 4 of 22 states (18%) which did not change their CCW laws.
www.bradycampaign.org /facts/research/lott.asp   (2485 words)

  
 Amazon.frĀ : More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws: Livres en anglais: John R., Jr. Lott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For example, in the one analysis not involving carrying laws, Lott takes data on gun ownership from 1988 and 1996 voter exit polls and purports to show that higher levels of gun ownership mean less crime.
Manufacturers made guns to hold more rounds, increased the power of the rounds and the speed with which the bullets could be shot, and at the same time made guns smaller and more concealable.
Reversing the image of U.S. cigarette manufacturers as sellers of tobacco to less regulated and less health-conscious markets in the developing world, the United States has been the dumping ground for surplus guns, such as Chinese AK-47s and Russian SKS assault rifles, that are forbidden in most other countries.
www.amazon.fr /More-Guns-Less-Crime-Understanding/dp/0226493644   (1696 words)

  
 'More Guns, Less Crime' John Lott with Zoh Hieronimous [Free Republic]
In the second edition of the book, I am examining crime rates as well as actual gun deaths and suicides for all the counties in the United States from 1977, when the data was released, to the end of 1996.
Then they'll assume that if the person owned a gun and if he or she died from a gunshot, then it was that gun that was used in the death.
Ninety-eight percent of the time, simply being able to brandish a gun is sufficient to cause a criminal to break off an attack and the two percent of the time when guns are fired, the vast majority of those are warning shots.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a39ae9d8a7231.htm   (2352 words)

  
 Recent Study Shoots Down 'More Guns Less Crime' Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
John Lott wrote the 1998 book "More Guns, Less Crime," which is championed by the gun lobby as a major research work that proves CCW laws reduce crime.
In addition, several academicians are seeking answers from John Lott about questions involving a telephone survey Lott claims to have done for "More Guns, Less Crime." Lott can't produce evidence the phone survey took place, claiming that his computer crashed.
Lott's study has been widely cited by gun advocates as justification for passing CCW laws that require states to issue handgun-carrying permits to citizens who meet minimum requirements (shall-issue laws).
www.jointogether.org /gv/news/alerts/reader/0,2061,562387,00.html   (688 words)

  
 Information about Prof. Lott's Book & How to Order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lott's sources are broad and inclusive, and his evidence the most extensive yet assembled, taking full account of the FBI's massive yearly crime figures for all 3,054 U.S. counties over eighteen years, the largest national surveys on gun ownership, as well as state police documents on illegal gun use.
Accordingly, the states now experiencing the largest reductions in crime are also the ones with the fastest-growing rates of gun ownership.
More Guns, Less Crime demonstrates that what is at stake is not just the right to carry arms but rather our performance in controlling a diverse array of criminal behaviors.
www.tsra.com /LottBook.htm   (872 words)

  
 Reason magazine -- January 2000, Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Proponents of gun control were desperate to discredit Lott, because his findings contradicted their dark predictions about what would happen if states allowed law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns.
The biggest drops in crime are among women and the elderly, who are physically weaker, and in the high-crime, relatively poor areas where people are most vulnerable.
And when you compare probabilities, accidental gun deaths in the home are trivial compared to the rate at which other types of deaths occur from crimes where innocent victims are attacked and a gun would benefit them.
www.reason.com /0001/fe.js.cold.html   (4490 words)

  
 Keith Devens - Weblog: More guns, less crime - November 22, 2002
Although firearms are used in about 12 percent of violent crimes, it is unlikely that any kind of gun control legislation could remove more than a handful of those firearms from felons' hands - and there is no evidence that the disarmed criminals using them would not then turn to other weapons.
Gun ownership may exert as much deterrent effect on violent crime and burglary as the criminal justice system does.
In fact, I believe that rather than guns being some kind of danger to society, they're actually the most efficient tool for self-defense that has ever been invented, especially for those who otherwise are at a disadvantage physically, particularly women.
keithdevens.com /weblog/archive/2002/Nov/22/MoreGuns,LessCrime   (695 words)

  
 First Reports Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing Violence: Firearms Laws
If two or more studies of a firearms law overlapped in terms of population, time period, and outcomes studied, the systematic review development team chose the study with the fewest execution flaws and the best design to represent effects of the intervention.
More extensive evidence tables will be available at http://www.thecommunityguide.org when the full evidence review is published.
Crime data are substantially underreported and, at the county level, may not be sufficiently reliable for research purposes (29).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5214a2.htm   (5350 words)

  
 Book Review - More Guns, Less Crime
He proves, using crime statistics from 3,000 U. counties over 18 years, that when and where "shall-issue" right-to-carry laws are enacted, the crime rate, especially the rates of the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, immediately go down significantly, and continue to go down over time.
The drop in the crime rate in any jurisdiction is proportional to the number of permits issued in that jurisdiction.
The greatest benefit in terms of reduced crime due to concealed carry is enjoyed by women, fls, and residents of densely populated urban areas.
www.hevanet.com /kort/LOTT2.HTM   (749 words)

  
 Firearms Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All reported cases of criminal gun use, as well as many of the so-called self-defense gun uses, appear to be socially undesirable.
Students with guns were more likely to be male, white, live in a fraternity, live off campus, binge drink, drive after drinking, and be injured severely enough to require medical attention.
The 2001 survey confirmed these findings, and also showed that guns on college campuses were more common in regions with higher levels of gun prevalence, and that gun threats to college students were also more common in these regions.
www.hsph.harvard.edu /hicrc/Firearms9803.htm   (2897 words)

  
 More Guns = Less Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The longer a concealed-carry law is in place in a state, the more effective it is. Between '77 and '94, for each year a concealed-carry law was in place, murder rates dropped 3% on average, robberies more than 2% and rapes 2%.
A passive victim is more likely to be seriously injured than one who resists with a gun.
They also are 14.5% more likely to die from car accidents and five times as likely to die from drowning or fire.
www.junkscience.com /news2/moreguns.htm   (422 words)

  
 More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws. - book reviews Reason - Find Articles
What's more, it is beginning to look as though, when a state authorizes private persons to carry handguns, it takes an important step toward suppressing serious crime.
What is at issue in gun control debates is people's (mostly untutored) intuitions about which of two conflicting theories of human behavior has the upper hand in the real world.
Practically every gun control initiative of the last 30 years, including the Brady Act and the 1994 "assault weapons" ban, has been based on the premise that restricting the supply of firearms and thereby raising their price should reduce violent crime rates.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1568/is_n4_v30/ai_20954430   (919 words)

  
 Independent Women's Forum: John Lott: More Guns, Less Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He had locked the gun in his car and parked it more than a quarter of a mile off the school property.
When the attack occurred, he ran all the way to his car, got the gun, came back, pointed the gun at the attacker, and at gunpoint ordered him to the ground and held him there for more than five minutes before the police arrived.
The ability to defend oneself with a gun is particularly important for those people who are not the physically strongest members of society.
www.iwf.org /media/media_detail.asp?ArticleID=511   (868 words)

  
 More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
In this timely and provocative work he comes to a startling conclusion: more guns mean less crime.
Accordingly, the states now experiencing the largest reductions in crime are also the ones with the fastest-growing rates of gun ownership.
More Guns, Less Crime demonstrates that what is at stake is not just the right to carry arms but rather our performance in controlling a diverse array of criminal behaviors.
www.womenandguns.com /wfn/lottbook.html   (889 words)

  
 More guns mean less crime! -- Libertarian, Political, and Economic discussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
So if more guns is correlated to less crime, perhaps we should simply give everyone atomic weapons.
I agree that fools with guns are dangerous, but I think that it is very foolish to trade freedom for safety, especially when the alleged safety may only be an illusion anyway.
However, if there are laws that prohibit gun ownership, there is a greater chance that the homeowner is unarmed and the criminal, knowing this, will have no fear of breaking in and getting killed doing it.
www.voy.com /10417/2.html   (1387 words)

  
 More guns, less crime - Opinion
Unless one is a current or former member of the military or police, it is nearly impossible to be granted a license to carry a concealed firearm.
You would think with such stringent gun laws, Maryland would have a low crime rate, and yet, compared to states with more relaxed gun laws like Virginia, Florida and my native Texas, Maryland's violent crime rate per capita is higher.
Nevertheless, Maryland's gun laws are at least in part responsible for the high levels of violent crime.
media.www.diamondbackonline.com /media/storage/paper873/news/2007/02/19/Opinion/More-Guns.Less.Crime-2726722.shtml   (1126 words)

  
 More Guns Means Less Crime...Again (www.NRA.org) | Progressive U
Based upon its annual national crime victimization surveys, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported this month that in 2005 the nation’s violent crime rate fell to the lowest point in the surveys’ 32-year history, down 58% since 1993.
BJS also found that the firearm-related violent crime rate, which had been 1.9 per 1,000 population in 2002 and 2003, and 1.4 in 2004, was 2.0 in 2005.
The FBI reports that between 1991-2004 the nation's violent crime rate declined 39% to a 30-year low and the murder rate declined 44% to a 39-year low, and that in 2005 violent crime may have risen slightly.
www.progressiveu.org /190244-more-guns-means-less-crime-again-www-nra-org   (423 words)

  
 Reason Magazine - Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott
Proponents of gun control were desperate to discredit Lott, because his findings contradicted their dark predictions about what would happen if states allowed law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns.
If I were to take the average crime rate before the law goes into effect and the average afterward, where the point of the V is when the law changed, they're going to be the same.
And when you compare probabilities, accidental gun deaths in the home are trivial compared to the rate at which other types of deaths occur from crimes where innocent victims are attacked and a gun would benefit them.
reason.com /0001/fe.js.cold.shtml   (4628 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: More Guns = Less Crime
Marching for gun control is no more rational than passengers on the Titanic having a party to celebrate the existence of icebergs.
What made her death even more upsetting was that her daughter was sitting with her when she was killed.
Sunday's march is an affront to all of us because that victim's daughter was licensed to carry a handgun and had her gun in her car.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14207   (826 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: More Guns, Less Crime
In Australia where guns were also banned, violent crime rates averaged 32% higher in the six years after the law was passed (from 1997 to 2002) than they did the year before the law in 1996.
All gun control laws do is remove guns from the hands of law abiding citizens who merely wish to defend themselves.
The gun control advocates said crime would go down, but it didn't, and whether it is because of the controls or not, makes them look bad.
blogcritics.org /archives/2004/05/24/104858.php   (1558 words)

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