2019 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: FIREARM SMUGGLING 3 OR MORE FIREARMS

Introduction

This article seeks to compare the crime statistics between Texas License To Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for firearm smuggling 3 or more firearms in 2019. We will define firearm smuggling as the illegal transport of firearms across state and national borders. It is important to study the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to understand the potential safety risks that may be associated with individuals possessing firearms.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The crime statistics for Texas LTC holders for firearm smuggling 3 or more firearms in 2019 was 0 convictions. In comparison, the crime statistics for non-LTC holders for the same offense was 1 conviction, for a percentage of 100%.

Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics Between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders

There are a number of possible factors that may contribute to the differences in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. These factors include the background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, as well as the training and education requirements that must be satisfied to maintain an LTC. Additionally, it is possible that LTC holders may be more aware of their responsibility to abide by the laws surrounding firearms and are thus more likely to avoid illegal activity.

Conclusion

This article has compared the crime statistics between Texas LTC holders and non-LTC holders for firearm smuggling 3 or more firearms in 2019. The data showed that 0 convictions occurred among LTC holders and 1 conviction occurred among non-LTC holders, for a percentage of 100%. Several potential factors that may have contributed to the difference were identified, including background check requirements, training and education requirements, and the perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. The findings suggest that LTC holders may be more likely to be law-abiding citizens than non-LTC holders.

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