The NRA Wants Gun Owners To Carry Everywhere. Here's Why They Shouldn't.
A new study finds that weaker concealed carry laws are linked to significantly higher rates of gun homicide.
This is the most misleading piece I’ve ever seen run on this. The article makes the claim that, because firearms homocide is about 10% higher in states with loose laws around carry, THEREFORE violent crime is caused by increased rates of carry. For one thing, more strict regulations around carry do not necessarily mean fewer carriers. And for another, shall-issue states and may-issue states are separated by a lot more than just their laws on carry- typically they are respectively red and blue states, and this does not compare their poverty rates, their crime rates at different times wrt changes in gun legislation (if it’s about carry then a shall-issue state like mine, which btw still requires hundreds of dollars to get your license, should go from little crime before carry to a lot of crime after legal carry which SURPRISE has not happened here but you do not see that mentioned), rates of drug use, literally ANYTHING other than “duhhhh can you carry a gun here or not?” Which isn’t even a useful question because every state allows concealed carry now, my own state having been the last of 50 to permit it!
Correlation isn’t causation except when it is, I guess.