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More guns, less crime : understanding crime and gun-control laws

Author: John R Lott, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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On its initial publication in 1998, this title 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 the author's conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Lott, Jr.
ISBN: 9780226493664 0226493660
OCLC Number: 435918283
Description: xii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface to the third edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Preface to the first edition --
Introduction --
How to test the effects of gun control --
Gun ownership, gun laws, and the data on crime --
Concealed-handgun laws and crime rates: the empirical evidence --
The victims and the benefits from protection --
What determines arrest rates and the passage of concealed-handgun laws? --
The political and academic debate by 1998 --
Some final thoughts (1998) --
Updating the results in 2000 --
A decade later: nine more years of data and nine more states --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: John R. Lott, Jr.
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Relying on comprehensive data analysis conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, this book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. It  Read more...

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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." Read more...

 
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