Perhaps, given their career choice, the criminologists are simply more aware of the fact that, statistically speaking, people with concealed-carry permits basically don’t commit crimes.
The politics here, however, are hardly inevitable; in fact, many signs point the other way.
An opinion piece in The Atlantic, titled “A Constitutional Case for Gun Control,” showed how tangled the mainstream media’s narrative on guns is nationally.
If we want people to know the truth about violent crimes and the inverse relationship between the numbers of firearms compared to violent-crime rates, we must tell our fellow citizens ourselves.
NRA members are nearly unanimous in supporting firearm rights.
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre takes on the media’s “pathological” antagonism toward Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Criminologist and author John Lott takes on the media spin on guns and domestic violence.