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John Lott is famous for his research study which indicated that less strict gun control laws leads to a reduction in crime. Other criminologists have found serious flaws in his studies. Lott failed to account for all the factors relevant to the crime rate. He failed to account for factors such as drug activity and poverty levels. One of Lott's claims is that if more people own guns, criminals will turn to crimes that don't involve human contact because they'll be afraid of law-abiding citizens who own guns. Murderers and rapists will become burglars and theives. This is hard for me to believe. Murderers and rapists have different motivations than thieves. Gary Kleck, a pro-gun criminologist, admits in his book Targeting Guns that the drop in the crime rate that Lott observed was probably due to other factors and not more guns.
 


Posts: 60 | Posted: 01:48 AM on December 7, 2002 | IP
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It's better that they don't turn to small crime, becaus then they all get shot and that's the end of that.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 02:47 AM on December 7, 2002 | IP
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But really, the more legally owned guns, the larger the threat of death, the less active these people will be.
 


Posts: 0 | Posted: 4:23 PM on December 7, 2002 | IP
    
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