Violence Policy Center: “Concealed Carry Killers” March Update

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“Because most state systems that allow the carrying of concealed handguns in public by private citizens release little data about crimes committed by permit holders, the VPC [Violence Policy Center] reviews and tallies concealed handgun permit holder killings primarily as reported by news outlets. It is likely that the actual number of fatal incidents involving concealed handgun permit holders is far higher.” If you can’t see anything wrong with that statement, you’ll probably take the VPC’s most recent conclusions about conceal carry firearm fatalities at face value. The fact that the March update doesn’t actually include a March-specific update should raise some skepticism. In any case, Violence Policy Center Legislative Director Kristen Rand goes for it:

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[HTML] “Because most state systems that allow the carrying of concealed handguns in public by private citizens release little data about crimes committed by permit holders, the VPC [Violence Policy…

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