2016 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: UNL POSS FIREARM BY FELON

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (UPF) by Felon in 2016. UPF by Felon is defined as any convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of Texas law. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics to understand the implications of firearms ownership in the state of Texas.

Crime statistics among Texas LTC holders

The crime statistics for UPF by Felon among Texas LTC holders in 2016 was 0 convictions, compared to 1,795 convictions among non-LTC holders. This data indicates that LTC holders are far less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders, with 0% of Texas LTC holders committing UPF by Felon in 2016, compared to 100% of non-LTC holders.

Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders

There are several factors that may contribute to the dramatic difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are more stringent than those in place for non-LTC holders, requiring LTC holders to pass a criminal history background check and attend a course on firearms safety and training. Additionally, LTC holders may also be more attuned to the risks and responsibilities associated with firearms ownership given their additional training, making them less likely to commit a crime.

Conclusion

This article has analyzed the crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (UPF) by Felon for 2016. The data indicates that LTC holders are much less likely to commit a crime than non-LTC holders, with 0% of Texas LTC holders committing UPF by Felon in 2016, compared to 100% of non-LTC holders. Possible factors that could contribute to this difference include background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining a LTC, as well as additional training and education provided to LTC holders. These findings have important implications for the group with the higher percentage of crimes, as they may suggest that additional education and training are necessary to ensure firearms safety and responsible ownership.

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