New York Times Confused

Gun crimes decline as number of guns increase in Virginia.  Via Paco.

At first, I figured that they were looking at per capita crimes (i.e., x of X gun owners commit crimes), and with an upswing in defensive ownership by law-abiding people, x’ would decrease as a proportion of X’.  More interestingly, the raw numbers themselves are going down, which indicates a Lott effect.

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