New guest on the show John R. Lott, famed author of More Guns Less Crime, joined us today. We discussed America’s plunging violent crime rate. Most people are unaware that violent crime started dropping precipitously in 1991. Not coincidentally, gun ownership has increased dramatically since that time. It will be interesting to see if the Illinois crime rate decreases now that concealed carry permits are allowed. John says it’s unfortunate that the costs of acquiring one are so high that it will prevent many poor people from going through the process. We also talked about the economic fall-out from the cost of the regulatory burdens imposed by government covered in his book Freedomnomics and what it means to the economy. John is at the forefront of free market thinking in America today.
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