Fewer guns, more crime
Statistician John Lott may be best known for his book “More Guns, Less Crime.” In it, he provides the results and conclusions of a magisterial study on crime rates and correlation to gun laws. The bottom line: The more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens, the less crime. The data are inescapable.
The converse is also true: when you disarm law abiding citizens, the criminals know that they have a much freer hand in committing crime. Whether they do it with illegal guns, knives, or other weapons, they know they’re far less likely to be stopped. Innocent people are harmed by gun laws; criminals are advantaged by them.
The citizens of Australia found this out a few years ago, much to their horror and suffering.
Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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