Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by lovehappiness22, May 24, 2022.
Will any anti-Second Amendment groups have access to, or exaggerate such data?
People are not naiive about the very strong motivations to highly distort such ‘data’, or the many types of context.
The impatient tone of your questions -- especially on the day of the horrible tragedy in TX -- leads me to be Very Skeptical of your motivations.
When I did a presentation back in college, IIRC 10% of Floridians had a CCL and by percentage, those with them were arrested for any crime at a rate less than 1/10th of non-CCL carriers, and less than a quarter of that of police.
This is just from memory, my sources may not have been perfect (I did try to vary them and disregarded any that screamed from either far side), but if you're trying to bend things... no, not many people are going to put their name, photo, and fingerprints in a database and then test if it works.
Can you give me links to the statistics for Florida?
Thanks for your information. There were only four states on a page with stats. I need more states.
After you do your Google stuff, you'll see that in some states, folks with concealed carry licenses have statistically committed fewer crimes (misdemeanors or felonies) that sworn law enforcement officers in those states. Kind of interesting, eh?
It is unlikely every state publishes such exact data. Do some leg work and let us know what you find.
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