This article seeks to compare the crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders for cases of Capital Murder while Remuneration in 2019. Capital Murder while Remuneration is defined as “committing murder for a fee or other compensation and includes instances where a defendant commits murder as an employee, agent, contractor, or other person acting in some sort of business capacity.” It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics as it can provide insight into the potential risks associated with owning firearms.
Crime Statistics among Texas LTC Holders
In 2019, 0 convictions of Capital Murder while Remuneration occurred among Texas LTC holders. This is in comparison to 11 convictions among non-LTC holders for this same crime. This indicates that LTC holders are 100% less likely to be convicted of Capital Murder while Remuneration than non-LTC holders.
Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders
The lower crime statistics among Texas LTC holders could be attributed to the strict background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC. Furthermore, training and education for LTC holders may also be a contributing factor. The perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders is also likely to be a factor due to the increased regulations on gun ownership.
This article has sought to compare the crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and Non-LTC holders for CAPITAL MURDER WHILE REMUNERATION in 2019. The results of this comparison suggest that LTC holders are 100% less likely to be convicted of this crime than Non-LTC holders, which may be related to the background checks, eligibility requirements, training, and education associated with obtaining an LTC. It is important to note that LTC holders are assumed to be more law abiding citizens unless the data suggests otherwise. The findings of this article have implications for the group with the higher percentage of convictions, as it indicates a need for a further exploration of the relationship between gun ownership and crime.