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    DescriptionOn its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott, Jr.'s "More Guns, Less Crime" drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott's simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott brings his data fully up to date, incorporating recent research and changes in the law and answering a range of critics.


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    Title
    More Guns, Less Crime
    Subtitle
    Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John R. Lott Jr.
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 472
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226493664
    ISBN 10: 0226493660
    Classifications

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    LC classification: KF3941 .L68 2010
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    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    87 line drawings, 77 tables
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    25 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    John R. Lott, Jr., is the author of Freedomnomics and Are Predatory Commitments Credible? Who Should the Courts Believe?, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press.
    Review quote
    "A compelling book with enough hard evidence that even politicians may have to stop and pay attention. More Guns, Less Crime is an exhaustive analysis of the effect of gun possession on crime rates." - James Bovard, Wall Street Journal "John Lott documents how far 'politically correct' vested interests are willing to go to denigrate anyone who dares disagree with them. Lott has done us all a service by his thorough, thoughtful, scholarly approach to a highly controversial issue." - Milton Friedman "Lott's pro-gun argument has to be examined on the merits, and its chief merit is lots of data.... If you still disagree with Lott, at least you will know what will be required to rebut a case that looks pretty near bulletproof." - Peter Coy, Business Week "By providing strong empirical evidence that yet another liberal policy is a cause of the very evil it purports to cure, he has permanently changed the terms of debate on gun control.... Lott's book could hardly be more timely.... A model of the meticulous application of economics and statistics to law and policy." - John O. McGinnis, National Review"