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In the September 2008 issue of this journal we criticized work by Ian Ayres and John Donohue on the relation between right-to-carry gun laws and crime rates. They replied in the January 2009 issue. Here we respond to their reply.
This article is a response to Yet Another Refutation of the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis—With Some Help From Moody and Marvell by Ian Ayres and John J. Donohue III (EJW, January 2009).
Response to this article by Ian Ayres and John J. Donohue III: More Guns, Less Crime Fails Again: The Latest Evidence from 1977–2006 (EJW, May 2009).