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    Kleck and Gertz statistically speaking. Their study is flawed see Hemmingway:

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    The come back from Kleck and Gertz over Hemminway was as summed up by a reviewer was to engage in ad hominum attacks on Hemmingway.

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    Unfortunately the NORC article original is behind the JSTOR paywall. But its conclusion is that the research is incomplete. But Kleck and Getrz are dead.

    As for McDowell "While our analysis does not allow a firm conclusion that shall issue licensing increases firearms homicides, it does suggest caution about these laws. Some observers consider strict limits on firearms outside the home to be among the most effective forms of gun control. [51] Beyond any influence on violence, the policies are easy to enforce and they do not inconvenience most gun owners. When states weaken limits on concealed weapons, they may be giving up a simple and effective method of preventing firearms deaths.

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    Oh and Kleck says "Kleck has written that "One of the least productive lines of inquiry in the gun control debate has been to compare the United States with other nations,"

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    Where does McDowell make any estimates that apply to the US as a whole. The only thing I can find refers to Florida and shall issue laws, not must issue laws.

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