Comments on: Dr. Lott testifies before Kentucky House Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Carry Crime Prevention Research Center conducts research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety. Fri, 06 Aug 2021 19:36:58 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ken Benway Mon, 04 Mar 2019 16:23:11 +0000 Your testimony touches on a very important piece of data WRT conviction rates of police (low) vs. conviction rates for conceal carriers (lower). I think this points to a reliability issue that is rarely addressed in public discourse. Gun control laws typically affect the carry / ownership of the most reliable segment of the population. Here in NC, the level of intrusiveness of the conceal carry application and renewal process is more aggressive than background checks done for teachers who ostensibly also have a higher felony conviction rate that conceal carry folks, as well.