A Critique of Donohue et al. (2018) Analysis of RTC Laws
38 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2018
Date Written: September 8, 2018
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.
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