Can Easing Concealed Carry Deter Crime

@article{Fortunato2015CanEC,
  title={Can Easing Concealed Carry Deter Crime},
  author={David Fortunato},
  journal={Social Science Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={96},
  pages={1071-1085}
}
  • D. Fortunato
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Business
  • Social Science Quarterly
type="main"> Laws reducing hurdles to legally carrying concealed firearms are argued to have a deterrent effect on crime by increasing its perceived costs. This argument rests on the assumption that these policies will either directly or indirectly increase the perceived distribution of firearm carriers, an assumption that is as yet untested. This article tests this assumption and, in so doing, suggests testing the necessary conditions of policy can be useful when assessing outcomes is… Expand

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