More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Google eBook)
On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime 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 Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.
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Review: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control LawsUser Review - Kristjan - Goodreads
This book is a bit technical, but most of the graphs and charts are still within the grasp of a layperson. The conclusions are fairly simple and very understandable to a person with an open mind. A ... Read full review
Review: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control LawsUser Review - Williamsjdjr - Goodreads
I appreciate the work by John Lott, but the read is a bit academic. For non-technical regular people, I recommend 'Control' by Glenn Beck. I believe John Lott was a primary source for 'Control'. Read full review
2 How to Test the Effects of Gun Control
3 Gun Ownership Gun Laws and the Data on Crime
The Empirical Evidence
5 The Victims and the Benefits from Protection
6 What Determines Arrest Rates and the Passage of ConcealedHandgun Laws?
7 The Political and Academic Debate by 1998
8 Some Final Thoughts 1998