Maybe they could do a comparison study, or a survey of burglars caught, and see if having a gun in the home, or a CCW deterred any crime.
Of course they would never publish the results of the survey, unless they could find a way to turn the data in their favor.
I understand this is a public record, but does it have to be published? I think the records should be sealed just like they do when a Juvenile is arrested. (I know it is two different things, but...)
Geez, just thinking about this, a juvenile has more privacy if he commits a crime than a law abiding citizen...
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