We have another study confirming John Lott:

findings were pretty conclusive: “We find that burglaries increased in ZIP codes with fewer gun permits, and decreased in those with more gun permits, after the database was publicized.” Specifically, in ZIP codes with the largest number of residents who had permits to carry firearms, the number of burglaries fell by 18 percent. That decrease took place even as burglaries were going up throughout the entire region covered by the database.

Via David Hardy.


3 thoughts on “Confirmation

  1. After how many years? The papered brain trust is just now figuring this out?
    One needs a study by MIT to prove criminals try to avoid getting shot for their crimes?
    Better late than never I guess.
    But damn, how long is it going to take them to figure out shooting without a suppressor is rude?
    Or that the real thieves work in government.

    • Regarding the rudeness of shooting a home invader without a suppressor; we really should be more concerned about disturbing our neighbors, especially in the middle of the night.

      • Absolutely. Noise ordinances, I never thought of that. One wouldn’t want to get a summons over such a trivial matter!
        Wouldn’t be nice to be able to call animal control for pick-up?

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