“ First off, Lott did not assert that “more guns lead to more safety”.
Badger Commander

  • “ I am sorry, but I am having difficulty telling the difference between those two statements.”

And I’m sorry that you’re having so much difficulty accomplishing such a simple intellectual feat. Let’s see if I can help with a clue:

A reduction in violent crime might lead to an increase in overall safety, but that is not necessarily a result of it, as violent crime is but one factor in determining said overall safety. Ergo, “Less violent crime” is not a synonym for “more safety”.