Study: Murder Rates Higher in States With Restrictive Concealed Carry Laws
A new study shows that murder rates are higher in states where there are more restrictive laws on carrying a concealed weapon.
The study also found that during the time of the federal assault weapons ban, 1980-2009, there was no significant change in murder rates at the state level.
He said he became interested in the topic after the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School renewed public debate about the Second Amendment.
Gius believes more research is needed to determine once and for all whether concealed carry laws really reduce gun violence.
"I think concealed carry laws, especially very restrictive concealed carry laws, have to be looked at again to see about their effectiveness in reducing murder rates," he said.
Watch the interview to hear Gius explain his findings.