Armed Americans: The impact of firearm availability on national homicide rates

  title={Armed Americans: The impact of firearm availability on national homicide rates},
  author={Anthony W. Hoskin},
  journal={Justice Quarterly},
  pages={569 - 592}
  • A. Hoskin
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Law
  • Justice Quarterly
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