Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis
Pro to the question "Should adults have the right to carry a concealed handgun?"
"Concealed carry laws have not contributed to a big increase in gun ownership. Nor has allowing citizens the right to carry firearms for self-protection led to the negative consequences claimed by critics. In fact, these laws have lowered violent crime rates and increased the general level of knowledge concerning the rights, responsibilities and laws of firearm ownership.
Putting unarmed citizens at the mercy of armed and violent criminals was never a good idea. Now that the evidence is in, we know that concealed carry is a social good."
Cowritten with Morgan Reynolds, PhD, "No Smoking Guns: Answering Objections to Right-to-Carry Laws," 1997
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.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis, 1996-present
Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation, 2005-present