Trigger Happy

Lott, Jr., John R.
June 1998
National Review;6/22/1998, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p49
The article focuses on a study related to the gun-control laws in the U.S. The counties which permitted citizens to arm themselves, murder rates fell by at least 8.5 per cent, assaults by 7 per cent, rapes by 5 per cent and robberies by 3 percent. The author solicited 22 gun-control advocates before Jens Ludwig, a young assistant professor at Georgetown University, accepted the author's invitation to comment. Some of the people the author contacted--like Susan Glick, of the Violence Policy Center--said straight out that he is unwilling to act as commentator. Many of the allegations from groups like Handgun Control Inc., and the Violence Policy Center claimed that the author's study had been paid for by gun manufacturers.


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