2019 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: PROH WEAPON

Introduction

This article seeks to compare crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for Prohibited Weapons (PROH WEAPON) in 2019. PROH WEAPON refers to weapons that are illegal to own or possess in Texas, under state law. It is important to note that LTC holders are more likely to be law-abiding citizens, unless the data shows otherwise.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that for PROH WEAPON, there were 0 convictions among LTC holders in 2019 and 49 convictions among non-LTC holders. This reflects a 0% conviction rate among LTC holders and a 100% conviction rate among non-LTC holders for PROH WEAPON.

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

There may be several explanations for the difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders. These include the different requirements and background checks for obtaining a LTC, the educational and training requirements that LTC holders must meet, and the greater perception of risk and responsibility that may be associated with LTC holders.

Conclusion

This article has compared crime statistics between Texas License to Carry (LTC) holders and non-LTC holders for Prohibited Weapons (PROH WEAPON) for 2019, finding that there were 0 convictions among LTC holders and 49 convictions among non-LTC holders, respectively. Factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between LTC and non-LTC holders include 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. The implications of this finding are that LTC holders appear to be less likely to commit crimes associated with Prohibited Weapons, as compared to non-LTC holders.

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