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    Book on CCW, anyone know the title?

    I remember someone telling me about a book written by this guy who was really anti-gun and studied the crime rates of non-CCW states compared to CCW states intending to prove that concealed carry increased crime, but by the end of his study he was not only convinced the opposite was true, but bought a gun himself. Anyone know what book I'm talking about?

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    Sounds like Gary Kleck . . .professor at Univ. of FL. I think he did the defensive gun use survey showing up to 2.5 million defensive uses per year, but John Lott (economist, now at Univ. of MD) did the county-by county CCW survey that showed a correlation between CCW and lowered crime rates.
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    . . . apparently means that only registered voters are entitled to read books, and then only on-site at the local public library. And only government-owned books.

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    JOHN LOTT

    More Guns - Less Crime

    He has other books out too.

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    " In Gravest Extreme" by Masyd Ayob (sp?)

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    http://books.google.com/books?as_aut...r-navigational

    GARY KLECK is good too.

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    http://www.paxtonquigley.com/

    Armed and Female is a good book.

    PQ has some other information out and another new book (?) which I have not read yet.

    PQ does talk about CCW and mentions Mas Ayoob too.

    http://www.ayoob.com/

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/ayoob_index.html

    I had one of his books too. I passed it on to another gunnie. We read his articles in the above magazine too.

    I respect these pro gun authors. Thank you!

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    http://www.reason.com/news/show/27562.html

    Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott
    Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out.

    Jacob Sullum and Michael W. Lynch | January 2000 Print Edition
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    The best book on the general subject is by JAMES D. WRIGHT. The book is "Under the Gun: Weapons, Crime, and Violence in America. (1984)"

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    Thanks for all the info, I think the book I was thinking of was More Guns, Less Crime.
    That which does not kill me...BETTER BE BULLETPROOF!!! *racks 12 gauge* lol

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    Check out Kleck, too!

    I see you've found your answer, but Kleck is the actually I think the guy who most fits the *description* of a reluctant believer (no longer reluctant, as I understand) who started out expecting the opposite of what he actually found. So you might want to read some of his writing as well

    timothy

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    Kleck started out as a card carrying liberal. He didn't have a CLUE that his inquiry would lead to the conclusions it did. Much to his credit, he was able to evaluate the data and see that his previously held position was wrong.
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