are 59 nations for which data about per capita gun ownership are
available. This Article examines the relationship between gun density
and several measures of freedom and prosperity: the Freedom House
ratings of political rights and civil liberty, the Transparency
International Perceived Corruption Index, the World Bank Purchasing
Power Parity ratings, and the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic
Freedom. The data suggest that the relationships between gun ownership
rates and these other measures are complex. The data show that (although
exceptions can be found) the nations with the highest rates of gun
ownership tend to have greater political and civil freedom, greater
economic freedom and prosperity, and much less corruption than other
nations. The relationship only exists for high-ownership countries.
Countries with medium rates of gun density generally scored no better or
worse than countries with the lowest levels of per capita gun
Sounds interesting. I'll have to get around to reading it... eventually.
This entry was published Sat Jul 27 20:49:57 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2013-07-27 20:49:57.0.