Re: Property Rights

Joe E. Dees (
Thu, 27 May 1999 14:36:55 -0500

Date sent:      	Wed, 26 May 1999 22:49:26 -0700
From:           	James Rogers <>
Subject:        	Re: Property Rights
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> 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