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Good Bang for the Buck : Effects of Rural Gun Use on Crime

  title={Good Bang for the Buck : Effects of Rural Gun Use on Crime},
  author={Paul Niekamp},
This paper provides the first estimates of the effect of rural recreational gun use on crime. Each year, more than 10 million Americans, comprising 18% of all American gun owners, use firearms to hunt deer during restricted dates. Hunting proponents argue that long guns are not positively associated with violent crime, while the sheer magnitude of hunter activity requires this hypothesis be tested to inform gun policy design. My empirical strategy exploits variation across states in opening… 


The impact of gun control and gun ownership levels on violence rates
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Crime Gun Risk Factors: Buyer, Seller, Firearm, and Transaction Characteristics Associated with Gun Trafficking and Criminal Gun Use
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More Guns, More Crime
  • M. Duggan
  • Law, Sociology
    Journal of Political Economy
  • 2001
This paper examines the relationship between gun ownership and crime. Previous research has suffered from a lack of reliable data on gun ownership. I exploit a unique data set to reliably estimate
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