Thursday, January 23, 2003
More bad news for John Lott.
No. Mary Rosh isn't stepping out on him. But a new study contradicts Lott's previous findings.
State laws that allow private citizens to carry concealed weapons do not reduce crime and may even increase it, according to a study released Wednesday by the Brookings Institution.
The findings, by Stanford University law professor John Donohue, contradict an influential study by economist John R. Lott Jr., a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who in 1997 concluded that by adopting such laws, states can substantially curb violent crime.