are there any statistics backing up carry, concealed or open

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    They must exist, just don't know where. In how many instances were robbery or assault prevented, etc. I has having this discussion with someone who was throwing out numbers that there are way more murder, suicide, accidental shooting than helpfulness. I didn't have answers here. And the newspapers have something all the time about someone killing a family member (most recent is the case in upstate NY this past weekend). There is not much on , 'local citizen prevents.....'

    Pls point me in the right direction so the next time I don't just look like a fool with my mouth open and nothing intelligent coming out when this issue comes up.
    I suggest Prof. John Lott's book, "More Guns, Less Crime, 3nd Edition".

    Amazon.com: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition (Studies in Law and Economics) (9780226493664): John R. Lott Jr.: Books

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    I also recommend Lott. he is an honest researcher and as one said, the book is not exciting to tread. It is not supposed to be.
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    One can never know if open carry prevented a crime. By lacking this information, one can only guess at a conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman View Post
    They must exist, just don't know where. In how many instances were robbery or assault prevented, etc. I has having this discussion with someone who was throwing out numbers that there are way more murder, suicide, accidental shooting than helpfulness. I didn't have answers here. And the newspapers have something all the time about someone killing a family member (most recent is the case in upstate NY this past weekend). There is not much on , 'local citizen prevents.....'

    Pls point me in the right direction so the next time I don't just look like a fool with my mouth open and nothing intelligent coming out when this issue comes up.
    I don't think there is accurate info around about that unless there was a shooting involved. Then it would be in Police Records

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