An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates

@article{Gius2014AnEO,
  title={An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates},
  author={M. Gius},
  journal={Applied Economics Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={265 - 267}
}
  • M. Gius
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Applied Economics Letters
The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the… Expand
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