John Lott’s Analysis of Crime Rates After Bans Are Removed

Author of More Guns, Less Crime Analyzes Chicago crime rates. In June 2010 the Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s gun bans. Predictions about Chicago running red with blood in the streets (not sure what they thought was already happening)  and turning into the wild wild west (that probably would have been better than what was currently happening in Chicago).

Chicago Mayor Daley predicted the following:

Overturning the gun ban was “a very frightening decision” and predicted more deaths along with Wild West-style shootouts and that people “are going to take a gun and they are going to end their lives in a family dispute.” . . .

Well, it didn’t happen. Time and time again (Virginia’s firearms in restaurants) we’ve seen more guns equals less crime. John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” analyzed the crime rates in Chicago before and after the gun ban was struck down.

Crime rates in Chicago fell after the Supreme Court struck down their gun ban.

See the rest of John Lott’s analysis of Chicago and DC after their gun bans were lifted:

John Lott’s Chicago Analysis

John Lott’s DC Analysis


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One Response to “John Lott’s Analysis of Crime Rates After Bans Are Removed”

  1. Nick Says:

    so question now that Wisconsin has ccw how long before ILL will get on the band wagon ?