The purpose of this article is to compare the crime statistics of Texas License To Carry (LTC) holders with those of non-LTC holders for Harassment of Public Servant in 2017. Harassment of Public Servant is defined as intentionally or knowingly threatening or by physical contact or another action, abusing a public servant who is lawfully discharging an official duty or in retaliation for an exercise of official power.
In today's context, understanding the relationship between the prevalence of a crime and the individuals owning firearms is of utmost significance. The research in this article aims to analyze the crime statistics between Licensed To Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders in Texas with regards to Harassment of Public Servant.
The crime statistics for the year 2017 for Harassment of Public Servant in Texas reveals that there were no convictions for LTC holders. Whereas for non-LTC holders, there were 146 convictions.
Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders
A few factors which may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders are the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.
In order to receive a Texas LTC, an individual must pass a mandatory background check and meet the eligibility requirements. The background check is conducted by the Department of Public Safety to determine if the individual has any criminal convictions or history of mental illness. This process helps to ensure that only law abiding citizens are in possession of a Texas LTC.
Furthermore, Texas LTC holders must complete training and education courses prior to receiving the license. The training and education program helps to increase and improve the knowledge and safety of the LTC holders.
Additionally, LTC holders are likely to have a heightened perception of risk and responsibility regarding their possession of firearms. As a licensee, they understand the implications of operating a firearm and the potential consequences they may face if they break the law.
In conclusion, this article has compared the crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders in Texas with regards to Harassment of Public Servant in 2017. The data shows that there were no convictions for LTC holders, while non-LTC holders had 146 convictions. The analysis suggests that this disparity can be attributed to the background check and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, the training and education program, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders.
The findings of this article have important implications for the group with the higher percentage, non-LTC holders. The data shows that this group is more likely to be involved in criminal activity than LTC holders and suggests that there needs to be additional enforcement of regulations to ensure that individuals without an LTC are not in possession of firearms or engaging in criminal activity.