NSSF Commends Study For Doing Firearms Policy Research Right

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posted on January 11, 2019
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Reported on by A1F staff, the Journal of American Surgeons showcased a published study in October 2018 entitled “State Level Firearm Concealed-Carry Legislation and Rates of Homicide and Other Violent Crime” is getting a nod from Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

“It is refreshing to instead showcase a published study that effectively applies quantitative tools to public data, without relying on pre-determined, biased ‘findings,’” said Keane.

Keane went on to explain the study in plain English, and express what Second Amendment advocates have long intuitively believed about firearm ownership statistics.

“…the states that moved to less restrictive concealed carry policies saw no increase in violent crime, included [sic] homicides,” he said.

What makes the difference between this study and other published in recent years was public data from all 50 states and D.C. from 1986 to 2015 was analyzed completely with no missing variables or cherry-picking.

“Let’s hope that other researchers follow suit with more research that uses sound methodology to examine data without the bias and deliberate inaccuracies embedded in so much of the research published in recent years,” Keane concluded.

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