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Essay On Concealed Weapons Crime

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Abstract
Is the violent crime rate affected by citizens legally carrying concealed weapons? One side argues being legally allowed to conceal carry weapons lowers the violent crime rate. Another side argues being legally allowed to conceal carry weapons increases the violent crime rate. Currently, there are forty three states that are “right-to-carry” states and seven states “may-issue” which makes it very hard to obtain a concealed weapons permit. This paper will compare violent crime rates within the state of Florida before and after the implementation of legally concealed weapons. This paper will evaluate how legally concealed weapons affect the crime rate. Such findings will be gathered from a combination of studies and sources, including: an interview study of police officers (qualitative data on how concealed weapons effect crime rate), crime rate statistics illustrating Florida’s violent crime rates per capita and various experts within the field of concealed weapons and their impact on violent crime rates. The improvement of police methodology will also be evaluated to test the impact of concealed weapons and its effect on the violent crime rate.

Research Question
Why has the violent crime rate in Florida been decreasing since 1994?
Background Information In modern time, there have been many reports in the news
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Some argue the issuance of concealed weapons/firearms (concealed weapons/firearms will be referred to as concealed permits) permits is negatively correlated with crime rates; the more concealed permits that are issued affects crime rate by lowering it. Others argue the issuance of concealed permits is positively correlated with crime rates; the more concealed permits that are issued affects crime rate by raising it. This study will examine if correlation equals
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