More Guns, Less Crime

More Guns, Less Crime

Understanding Crime and Gun-control Laws

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Overview: 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.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, c2010.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780226493671
0226493679
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 442 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface to the third edition
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1: Introduction
2: How to test the effects of gun control
3: Gun ownership, gun laws, and the data on crime
4: Concealed-handgun laws and crime rates: the empirical evidence
5: Victims and the benefits from protection
6: What determines arrest rates and the passage of concealed-handgun laws?
7: Political and academic debate by 1998
8: Some final thoughts (1998)
9: Updating the results in 2000
10: Decade later: nine more years of data and nine more states
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
Summary: Overview: 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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eplmaybelle
Nov 24, 2015

EPL is not sponsoring right wing propaganda it is displaying recent reviews by EPL readers
read the reviews by Naturalist and you will be pleased to see how the right wing tripe is exposed for what it is, tripe. Keep up the good work Naturalist.

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metalmike83
Nov 18, 2015

It seems as though EPL is sponsoring right-wing propaganda a lot these days. Everything from gun-nut logic to creationist delusions. What is with this absolute crap being pushed on the young minds that log onto these computers? Really? What's next..a book on how Obama is the antichrist?

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naturalist
Mar 09, 2015

Tavis Smiley disarms Bill O'Reilly with Suggestion to “Arm every black person” see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsY_XXCg3bk . . .
and . . .
regarding the gun-crazy author: . . .
“Shooting Down the Gun Lobby’s Favorite “Academic”: A Lott of Lies”
from Armed With Reason
http://www.armedwithreason.com/shooting-down-the-gun-lobbys-favorite-academic-a-lott-of-lies/
and . . .
“Disgraced gun nut apologist John Lott: he’s baaaccccckkk”
by. Kathleen Geir . . . . from Washington Monthly
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_04/gun_policy_fraudster_john_lott036987.php
and . . .
“How Gun Nuts Get Away With Insanity”
by Chad R. Macdonald
http://quietmike.org/2014/10/25/gun-nuts-get-away-insanity/
and . . .
“Fareed Zakaria: The solution to gun violence is clear”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/fareed-zakaria-the-solution-to-gun-violence-is-clear/2012/12/19/110a6f82-4a15-11e2-b6f0-e851e741d196_story.html
and, more recently ...
“Change your gun laws, America”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-give-up-the-fight-to-reduce-us-gun-violence/2015/07/30/5c7b375e-36e8-11e5-9739-170df8af8eb9_story.html

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