Date sent: Wed, 26 May 1999 22:49:26 -0700 To: email@example.com From: James Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Property Rights Send reply to: email@example.com
> At 06:38 PM 5/26/99 -0500, Joe Dees wrote:
> >The chances are small that any particular person will be packing,
> >so the criminal is quite willing to play the odds (are or you gonna
> >tell us that the intrepid concealed carriers among us have rendered
> >us crime free?).
> Only a tiny percentage of the population is composed of violent criminals.
> Probability dictates that even if only a small percentage of the population
> carries, it creates a significant selection pressure on the criminal
> population (do the math; while the percentages are small, there is a huge
> increase in actual risk to the criminal). This isn't just theoretical;
> there is *a lot* of real world evidence strongly suggesting the validity of
> the math.
Most of these criminals also play the lottery; if they had a degree in statistics they might not be ripping people off, but they don't.
> -James Rogers