NCPA's Burnett To Help Celebrate 5th Anniversary Of Texas' Concealed Carry Law

DALLAS (May 26, 2000) — National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Policy Analyst H. Sterling Burnett will take part in a program to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the passage of Texas' concealed carry law, where he will discuss the failed predictions of the gun control advocates.

The program, which will include real life testimonials as well as presentations concerning evidence that concealed carry licensees are far less likely to commit a crime than an average citizen and that Texas' concealed carry law has contributed to the decline on violent crime in the state.

WHO: H. Sterling Burnett, NCPA Senior Policy Analyst; State Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp; Former State Sen. Jerry Patterson

WHAT: 5th Birthday Of The Texas Concealed Handgun Law

WHEN: Friday, May 26, 2000; 10:00 Am CDT

WHERE: Speaker's Committee Room 2w6, State Capitol Building, Austin, Texas

Burnett authored a groundbreaking study last year entitled "Suing Gun Manufacturers: Hazardous to Our Health." In it, Burnett notes that citizens use guns in self-defense as many as 2.5 million times annually (in the vast majority of cases, merely showing the firearm prevents the crime). That far exceeds the number of crimes committed with firearms each year, providing cities with a net social benefit from gun use. Accordingly, he calculates that guns save U.S. citizens between $1 billion and $38 billion annually.