Reassessing the Association between Gun Availability and Homicide at the Cross-National Level

  title={Reassessing the Association between Gun Availability and Homicide at the Cross-National Level},
  author={Irshad Altheimer and Matt Boswell},
  journal={American Journal of Criminal Justice},
This paper had two objectives. First, to examine the association between gun availability, gun homicide, and homicide in a manner that better accounts for potential simultaneity than previous cross-national research. Second, to examine the manner that the relationship between gun availability and violence is shaped by socio-historical and cultural context. The results lend little support to the notion that gun availability operates uniformly across nations to influence levels of violence… 
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