Firearms law and fatal police shootings: a panel data analysis

  title={Firearms law and fatal police shootings: a panel data analysis},
  author={Marco Rogna and Bich Diep Nguyen},
  journal={Applied Economics},
  pages={3121 - 3137}
ABSTRACT Among industrialized countries, the U.S. holds two somewhat inglorious records: the highest rate of fatal police shootings and the highest rate of deaths related to firearms. The latter has been associated with firearms prevalence mostly due to permissive legislation in several member states. The present paper investigates the relation between firearms legislation and the number of fatal police shooting episodes using a seven–year U.S state–level panel dataset. Our results confirm the… 


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