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Handgun Laws - Good or Bad? Analysis of the law

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Some states in the United States allow citizens to openly or covertly carry handguns. Citizens can protect themselves in the case of robberies or harm by using these guns. Other states do not allow citizens to carry handguns. Criminals, however, tend to have handguns in all states. Use ECONOMIC ANALYSIS to predict the effects of handgun laws on the behavior of the typical criminal. In particular: (1) Do you think criminals will commit more or fewer robberies in the states with these laws (check on Texas, Nevada, and Georgia to begin with)? (2) How do you think the laws will affect the types of robberies criminals commit? Be sure to explain your "economic reasoning" and find some statistics to back up your findings.

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1- When evaluating the "statistics and data" that exist in relation to gun laws, it can become very gray and hard to determine what is fact or politically motivated propaganda for agenda driven results. If you're a pro gun lobbyist, then the economics you present will focus on positive reinforcement for providing permits to carry concealed weapons for citizens. If you're a anti gun type, then your data will represent the rebuttal statistics offered to refute guns, specifically many of the Brady laws rules can be twisted both ways to help form an argument.

For the example of this paper, let's look at Texas and the pure statistical data for what has occurred there since enacting the right to carry laws for its citizens in this graph provided by justfacts.com (Gun Control Facts, 2011).

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When evaluating the "statistics and data" that exist in relation to gun laws, it can become very gray and hard to determine what is fact or politically motivated propaganda for agenda driven results. If you're a pro gun lobbyist, then the economics you present will focus on positive reinforcement for providing permits to carry concealed weapons for citizens. If you're a anti gun type, then your data will represent the rebuttal statistics offered to refute guns, specifically many of the Brady laws rules can be twisted both ways to help form an argument.

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