More: Percent of the adult population in Alabama with concealed handgun permits by county

Apr 17, 2016 | 0 comments

The article in notes that Alabama is number 1 in terms of the number of concealed handgun permits, but it is very likely that the six states that allow carrying without a permit have higher rates that people are carrying (Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Montana (99.4% of the state), Wyoming, and Vermont). It would have been nice if the article had provided some balance and noted what most of the literature had found on crime rates. Donohue’s claims about my work hadn’t accounted for the impact of crack cocaine is simply disingenuous (for discussions in the 3rd edition of More Guns, Less Crime see here and here, but it was dealt with in my original research with David Mustard and the first edition of More Guns, Less Crime).