Con to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
"John R. Lott Jr.'s thesis - that concealed weapons laws reduce crime rates - flies in the face of common sense and a body of scholarly research. The bottom line: Crime is going down despite concealed weapons laws, not because of them...
The Associated Press reports that Prof. Lott's fellowship at the University of Chicago is funded by the Olin Foundation, which is 'associated with the Olin Corporation,' one of the nation's largest gun manufacturers. Maybe that's a coincidence, too. But it's also a fact.”
"Gun-Control Thesis Is a Shot in the Dark," Wall Street Journal, Sep. 4, 1996
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the concealed carry of handguns; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in gun control and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]