Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Short Piece Concerning Excellent Prior Research

Thought I would send you to some wonderful pieces of research that was done by the Violence Policy Center.

The first is called, "Where'd They Get The Gun" which documents high profile shootings between 1963 and 2001. Now, this piece doesn't discuss CCW as it documents periods before such laws were in effect, but that said, it analyses incidents where the firearm used in the commission of a crime was purchased legally.

Next, is their study on Texas CCW permit holders, called "License To Kill" which deals with crimes committed between 1996 and 2000.

And finally, in case you thought these guys at VPC had been taking a break, they have the record, "Law Enforcement and Private Citizens Killed By Concealed Handgun Permit Holders" which covers the US between the dates of May 2007 and April 2009.

Read, enjoy and educate. And then send a donation to VPC - they do good work.

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