The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for HOAX BOMBS in 2016. A Hoax Bomb is defined as a simulated device or container intended to resemble an explosive device, but which is not capable of functioning as such and may appear to be a genuine explosive device.
By studying the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics, we can gain insight into the safety provided by such procedures and their potential effect on our society.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
The crime statistics among Texas LTC holders for HOAX BOMBS in 2016 were 0 convictions out of a total of 7,225 individuals with a LTC, which represents 0%. In comparison, for the same year, there were 2 convictions out of a total of 449,723 individuals without an LTC, representing 0.0004%.
Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
It is important to consider the factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texans with and without a LTC. Some of these factors include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining a LTC, as well as training and education that LTC holders may receive prior to and during their tenure as an LTC holder. Additionally, the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders can play a role in the decision making process.
In conclusion, the data analyzed in this article shows that Texas LTC holders have an extremely low incidence of HOAX BOMB related convictions when compared to non-LTC holders. This indicates that the procedures put in place by the Texas legislature for obtaining and maintaining a LTC are effective at ensuring that LTC holders are responsible and law-abiding citizens.
The implications of these findings are that law-abiding citizens should not be unduly targeted by legislation that seeks to restrict access to lawfully obtained firearms. Additionally, this article's results should inform current and future legislative conversations with regard to firearm laws in the state of Texas.