2020 LTC/Non-LTC Convictions: UNL POSS FIREARM BY FELON

Introduction

The purpose of this article is to compare crime statistics between Texas Licensed to Carry (LTC) and non-LTC holders, specifically in relation to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon for the year 2020. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon is the possession of a firearm by someone who has been convicted of a felony, regardless of whether their civil rights have been restored. It is important to examine the relationship between LTC holders and crime statistics in order to understand the safety of firearms ownership.

Crime Statistics Among Texas LTC Holders

The crime statistics for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon among Texas LTC holders for 2020 was 0 convictions, compared to 1147 convictions among non-LTC holders. This means that Texas LTC holders are 0% likely to be convicted of a crime related to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, whereas non-LTC holders are 100% likely.

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

There are several factors that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders. First, obtaining an LTC requires background checks and eligibility requirements that are more stringent than those in place for non-LTC holders. This may account for the lower crime statistics among LTC holders compared to non-LTC holders. Second, LTC holders receive training and education that non-LTC holders may not, which can enhance their understanding of safe firearms ownership. Third, LTC holders may have a greater perception of risk and responsibility associated with firearms ownership than non-LTC holders, which could explain the lower crime statistics among LTC holders.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this article has compared crime statistics between Texas LTC and non-LTC holders for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon for 2020. Texas LTC holders had 0 convictions for the crime in question, whereas non-LTC holders had 1147 convictions. Several factors were identified that may contribute to the difference in crime statistics, including background checks and eligibility requirements for obtaining an LTC, training and education for LTC holders, and perception of risk and responsibility among LTC holders. It is important to note that LTC holders are more likely to be law abiding citizens, and these findings should support that notion.

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