More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago Press, Jan 29, 2013 - Social Science - 472 pages
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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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More guns less Crime!

User Review  - sdfreeman - Overstock.com

Fact based book on our second amendment right's. Researched by John Lott jr. Know the facts behind so called gun control and read how "gun control" does not work and takes away our freedoms at the same time. A must have for any library ... Read full review

Review: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws

User 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

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 How to Test the Effects of Gun Control
22
3 Gun Ownership Gun Laws and the Data on Crime
37
The Empirical Evidence
56
5 The Victims and the Benefits from Protection
100
6 What Determines Arrest Rates and the Passage of ConcealedHandgun Laws?
120
7 The Political and Academic Debate by 1998
125
8 Some Final Thoughts 1998
163
9 Updating the Results in 2000
170
Nine More Years of Data and Nine More States
235
Appendeixes
337
Notes
367
Bibliography
427
Index
435
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John R. Lott, Jr., is the author five books, including Freedomnomics and Are Predatory Commitments Credible? Who Should the Courts Believe?, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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