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Friday, October 5, 2018

Kleck on Donahue et al. on Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime

Gary Kleck (Florida State University - College of Criminology and Criminal Justice) has posted A Critique of Donohue et al. (2018) Analysis of RTC Laws on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
 
John Donohue and colleagues recently assessed the impact of "right-to-carry" (RTC) laws on crime rates. These laws make it easier to get a carry permit. Donohue et al. claim that their analysis indicates that, contrary to what nearly all other researchers have found, these laws increase violent crime. This paper presents a critical analysis of the research by Donohue et al., and shows that their conclusions are unwarranted.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2018/10/kleck-on-donahue-et-al-on-right-to-carry-laws-and-violent-crime.html

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