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

@inproceedings{Niekamp2018GoodBF,
  title={Good Bang for the Buck : Effects of Rural Gun Use on Crime},
  author={Paul Niekamp},
  year={2018}
}
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… 

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