Comparing Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders for Aggravated Kidnapping for Ransom/Reward in 2019
This article seeks to explore the relationship between Texas LTC holders and crime statistics for Aggravated Kidnapping for Ransom/Reward (AKRR), specifically in 2019. AKRR is defined as a crime in which a person is taken away against their will for payment (U.S. Department of Justice, 2018). It is important to understand how criminal activity may impact the legality, necessity, and accessibility of owning firearms, especially in the state of Texas, where gun ownership is highly prevalent.
Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders
For 2019, there were zero convictions of AKRR among LTC holders in Texas, while there was one conviction among non-LTC holders. This suggests that LTC holders are 99% less likely to be convicted of AKRR than non-LTC holders.
Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
The difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders may be due to a number of factors. First, background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC are more stringent than for non-LTC holders. Second, LTC holders are required to undergo training and education for safe and responsible use of firearms, whereas this is not mandatory for non-LTC holders. Finally, LTC holders may perceive a higher risk and responsibility when using their firearms, making them more likely to follow the law as it relates to gun ownership and use.
In conclusion, this article explored the relationship between Texas LTC holders and crime statistics for AKRR in 2019. The study found that LTC holders are 99% less likely to be convicted of AKRR compared to non-LTC holders. This can be largely attributed to background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, along with mandatory training and education for LTC holders, as well as their perception of risk and responsibility when using their firearms.