TITLE

Gun Ownership and the Gun Control Index

AUTHOR(S)
Gius, Mark
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Atlantic Economic Journal;Dec2008, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p497
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the study which examines the relationship between gun control laws and gun ownership rates in relation to crime rates. It says that a smaller set of work has attempted to determine whether gun ownership rates have any effect on criminal activity since firearms are used in the majority of murderers, and if gun control laws reduce the level of gun ownership, then they may also reduce violent crime rates particularly homicide rates. It cites the research made by Mark Duggan that was published in "The Journal of Political Economy," Mark Gius published in the "Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives," and John and David Mustard published in "The Journal of Legal Studies."
ACCESSION #
34940379

 

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