More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics)

Category: Social Sciences
Author: John R. Lott
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by knife_fight3601   2021-12-10

Sick of the gun debate in here echoing the media talking points. Please read this book and get back to me.

by HunterIV4   2021-12-10

> So go out the back door.

That's not an option in all homes. It's not in mine. I'd be in just as much danger in my backyard as I am in my house.

Why should I lose my right to defend myself because you can come up with ridiculous solutions to an attacker with a gun that risks my life and the life of my family? Why do you have that right?

>Where did you pull this out of?


>No one said you can't defend your home.

You literally just told me to try and run away, as if that's a home defense strategy. Sorry, I'm not risking my wife and daughter because apparently you think you can outrun bullets.

>By the way, I've been a home owner for over 40 years and never even thought of owning a gun.

Lucky you. You must live in a safe area. Not everyone has that luxury.

>Do you mean to tell me that I have been putting the safety of myself and my family at risk because I do no have a firearm?

Possibly, depending on where you live. Defensive gun use can save lives, and (by most estimates) saves more lives than are lost by guns (if you include suicides and give low estimates for DGU the values are similar, in all other scenarios DGU is more common than gun deaths).

If you are untrained or careless and living in a low-crime area guns probably aren't important for your safety and can be a detriment. For me, living in a higher crime area, isolated from rapid police response, and with many years of training in gun use my guns are rather important for my safety.

Your personal scenario does not mean my rights get overridden because you don't feel you need a gun. Nobody is forcing you to buy one.

by ntvirtue   2021-12-10

by Tenured_slackademic   2017-12-06

John R. Lott has debunked this false notion years ago with his scientific study and corresponding book, "More Guns, Less Crime," that proves the exact opposite:

This latest "study" is for the sole purpose of providing bogus talking points for members of Congress who oppose concealed carry, as a natl right to carry bill prepares to come up for debate, and is easily picked apart as others in this thread have already done.

by Jufft   2017-12-06

Give everyone more guns. It's a proven method.

by ult_observer   2017-12-06

Once again, the data is very, very clear on this.

The definitive book that compiles decades of research and analysis, according to every expert, is right here if gungrabbers ever cared to look beyond their emotions and check out the facts...

But again, gun control advocates are not interested in data or facts or they wouldn't be gun control advocates! There is really no point in debating them with numbers, the only thing that works is to ridicule them and play their game of emotional arguments, which is why it is more effective to expose them as rape apologists who seek to leave women defenseless at the hands of sexual predators.