Study: Concealed Carry Restrictions INCREASE Murder Rate

Study: Concealed Carry Restrictions INCREASE Murder Rate




By Robert Gehl

Because it shows concealed carry laws actually means fewer gun deaths, “progressive” might want to turn their heads, flip off their computers, or look at something else.

It also found that “assault weapons” bans have no effect on the murder rate.

The study was actually done by Quinnipiac University. From the abstract (emphasis mine):

The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates.

Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states.

It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. These results suggest that restrictive concealed weapons laws may cause an increase in gun-related murders at the state level.

The results of this study are consistent with some prior research in this area, most notably Lott and Mustard (1997).

Again, this won’t change the liberal mindset. Facts and reason rarely do, sadly.