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    2017.06.21 States with right-to-carry concealed gun laws experience increases...

    ...in violent crime

    http://news.stanford.edu/2017/06/21/...-carry-states/

    Examining decades of crime data, Stanford Law Professor John Donohue’s analysis shows that violent crime in RTC states was estimated to be 13 to 15 percent higher – over a period of 10 years – than it would have been had the state not adopted the law.

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    This is a study done by a Stanford scholar.

    The paper is available for $5 from SSRN (link contained here): http://www.nber.org/papers/w23510
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    From the link:

    For most Americans, said Donohue, carrying a gun to avoid a criminal attack is similar to thinking that having a weekly brain scan will save your life, without considering the potential hazardous effects.
    ...
    If the net effect of more gun carrying is that violent crime is elevated, then RTC laws seem much less appealing.
    But people feel safer and it's hard to convince people their feelings are wrong.

    I would like to see more theories or evidence on why this is. I suspect it has something to do with impulsivity and irrational fears.



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