Comparing Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders for Make Firearm Access to Child Death/SBI in 2019
This article aims to analyze the difference in crime statistics between Texas license-to-carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders in the state of Texas, specifically in cases of Make Firearm Access to Child Death/Self-inflicted Injury (MAI-CD/SBI) in 2019. MAI-CD/SBI refers to the unintentional deaths and injuries related to firearms due to negligent storage and handling, as well as willful access by minors. The significance of this topic lies in understanding how specific policy or training requirements for LTC holders may affect rates of MAI-CD/SBI among licensed and non-licensed gun owners.
In 2019, the state of Texas reported 0 convictions for MAI-CD/SBI among LTC holders. Conversely, there were 3 convictions for MAI-CD/SBI among non-LTC holders in 2019. This indicates that Texas LTC holders are less likely to commit negligent or intentional acts of MAI-CD/SBI than non-LTC holders, with LTC holders accounting for 0% of convictions and non-LTC holders accounting for 100% of convictions.
Factors that May Contribute to the Difference in Crime Statistics between Texas LTC and Non-LTC Holders
- Background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC
- Training and education for LTC holders
- Perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders
The analysis of crime statistics for Make Firearm Access to Child Death/Self-inflicted Injury (MAI-CD/SBI) in 2019 suggests that LTC holders in the state of Texas had fewer convictions than non-LTC holders. This indicates that the additional background checks, eligibility requirements, and training for obtaining an LTC may play a role in lessening the rate of MAI-CD/SBI among license holders. While more research is necessary to evaluate the impact of LTC requirements on incidence of MAI-CD/SBI, these findings suggest a positive relationship between stricter regulations and responsible ownership of firearms.