Cross-Border Spillover: U.S. Gun Laws and Violence in Mexico

@article{Dub2013CrossBorderSU,
  title={Cross-Border Spillover: U.S. Gun Laws and Violence in Mexico},
  author={Arindrajit Dub{\'e} and Oeindrila Dube and Omar Garc{\'i}a-Ponce},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={107},
  pages={397 - 417}
}
To what extent, and under what conditions, does access to arms fuel violent crime? To answer this question, we exploit a unique natural experiment: the 2004 expiration of the U.S. Federal Assault Weapons Ban exerted a spillover on gun supply in Mexican municipios near Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, but not near California, which retained a pre-existing state-level ban. We find first that Mexican municipios located closer to the non-California border states experienced differential increases in… Expand
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