FOX News reported on an interesting study by Philadelphia-based Crime Prevention Research Center which suggests the increase in handgun ownership for self-defense is deterring crime… specifically murders.
“Americans have increasing come to believe that guns make them safer,” Lott said. He also believes that African-Americans are increasingly embracing their Second Amendment rights, saying “A number of surveys show increasing numbers of Americans believe that having more guns owned by their neighbors or in their homes make them safer.”
“More permits means that it is becoming riskier for criminals to attack victims.”
“More permits means that it is becoming riskier for criminals to attack victims,” according to Lott. “The composition of people who are getting permits is also changing. We have seen big increases in both minorities and women getting permits. Having these groups getting permits has a bigger impact on reducing crime.”