Last updated on: 10/6/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Morgan Reynolds, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Texas A&M University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
Reasoning:

“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 H. Sterling Burnett, PhD, “No Smoking Guns: Answering Objections to Right-to-Carry Laws,” 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to gun control and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to gun control and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University, 2003-present
  • Member, Scholars for 9/11 Truth, 2005-present
  • Chief Economist, United States Department of Labor, 2001-2002
  • Visiting Scholar, Joint Economic Committee, US Congress, 1993-1994
  • Professor, Texas A&M University, 1974-2003
  • Former Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Criminal Justice Center
  • Former Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
  • Former Adjunct Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Member, Mont Pelerin Society
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1971
  • MS, Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1969
  • BS, Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1965
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?