Re: Guns [was Re: property Rights]

Michael S. Lorrey (
Thu, 27 May 1999 23:23:58 -0400

Steve Tucker wrote:

> My main point was to find out if anyone is even interested in evidence here. So far
> I've seen evidence backing the increased benefits to society of gun ownership, but none
> for gun banning. No one has officially asked (on this list anyway) if someone knows of
> such evidence, so I thought I'd step forward.

The largest study done that shows evidence for gun control was a study of five hand picked counties at different times, that demonstrated that crime went up. It was such a small sample that in each case the increase in crime was attributable to a single individual or gang in that jurisdiction on a continuous string of crimes. I don't recall the name of the person who did the study, but she was the person who called Prof. Lott's study 'flawed'. I know he mentions her in the back of his book.

Mike Lorrey