Founder and President of Crime Prevention Research Center
Con to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
"In the wake of tragedies such as Newtown, gun control advocates keep pushing for more restrictions. But the proposed regulations have nothing to do with the tragedies…
Even worse for gun control advocates, people are realizing that regulations — such as gun-free zones — tend to encourage attacks by disarming law-abiding citizens instead of criminals.
Hopefully, cities such as Washington, Los Angeles and New York will change their rules as more poor blacks and women recognize the benefits of gun ownership. At present, only rich, well-connected people can get concealed carry permits in those places. The poor have every bit as much right to defend themselves."
"Why Most Americans Oppose More Gun Control," www.foxnews.com, Dec. 30, 2014
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to guns and gun policies. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to guns and gun policies.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and President, Crime Prevention Research Center, 2013-present
Senior Research Scientist, University of Maryland at College Park, 2007-2010
The Dean's Visiting Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2006-2007
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 2001-2006
Senior Research Scholar, Yale University School of Law, 1999-2001
Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 1995-2001
John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow, University of Chicago School of Law, 1995-1999
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Business School, 1994-1995
Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1991-1995
Visiting Assistant Professor, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1989-1991
Chief Economist, US Sentencing Commission, 1988-1989
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Rice University, 1987-1988
The John M. Olin National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1986-1987
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, 1984-1986
Lecturer, Department of Economics, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), 1983-1984
PhD, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984
MA, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982
BA, magna cum laude, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1980