Does Permitless Carry Raise Murder Rates?

5 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2017

Date Written: September 2, 2017


Many American states are repealing concealed weapon licensing laws, allowing anyone who may lawfully possess a gun (sometimes limited to residents of the state), to carry a gun concealed without a license. This article examines the question of whether such laws affect murder rates, and if so, in what direction.

Keywords: firearms, concealed carry

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., Does Permitless Carry Raise Murder Rates? (September 2, 2017). Available at SSRN: or

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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