CPRC on the Larry Elder Show on KABC Radio to discussed concealed handgun laws in Illinois

3 Sep , 2014  

John Lott’s interview on the Larry Elder Show on Chicago’s experience with concealed handguns is available here. Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 from 8:20 to 8:30 PM EDT.

A related piece in Investors’ Business Daily starts this way:

More Guns, Less Crime: Since Illinois began issuing concealed-carry permits this year, robberies, burglaries, car thefts and, yes, even murder, are down significantly.

Last month, when an 86-year-old Crestwood, Ill., man decided to visit his local phone store, he arrived to find a robbery underway. After staying outside to keep others from entering the store, he saw the suspect fleeing through a back door. He pursued the suspect, legal firearm in hand, stopped him, then held him until police arrived to make the arrest.

The actions of the unidentified law-abiding citizen were made possible by Illinois becoming the 50th and final state to enact a concealed-carry law, legislation that, as it has done nationwide, coincides with a precipitous drop in the Chicago crime rate.

Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy, at a recent city council hearing, reported the good news of less crime. He credited better police work, but there’s another factor McCarthy left unstated — the increase in the number of pistol-packing permits that let citizens defend themselves, their families and their neighbors. The law has left criminals uncertain of who might be able to shoot back. . . .

Another media appearance to discuss what is happening in Chicago:
WBAP, Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 9:15 to 9:23 AM EDT (available here)
The Franklin Raff Show on WCGO, Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014, 1:20 to 1:40 PM EDT.

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