A Critique of Donohue et al. (2018) Analysis of RTC Laws

38 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2018

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Gary Kleck

Florida State University - College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Date Written: September 8, 2018

Abstract

John Donohue and colleagues recently assessed the impact of "right-to-carry" (RTC) laws on crime rates. These laws make it easier to get a carry permit. Donohue et al. claim that their analysis indicates that, contrary to what nearly all other researchers have found, these laws increase violent crime. This paper presents a critical analysis of the research by Donohue et al., and shows that their conclusions are unwarranted.

Suggested Citation

Kleck, Gary, A Critique of Donohue et al. (2018) Analysis of RTC Laws (September 8, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3246449 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3246449

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