The "Saturday night special": an assessment of alternative definitions from a policy perspective

  title={The "Saturday night special": an assessment of alternative definitions from a policy perspective},
  author={Philip J. Cook},
  journal={Journal of Criminal Law \& Criminology},
  • P. Cook
  • Published 1981
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology
A major issue in the gun control policy debate concerns the feasibility of reducing the harmful consequences of gun availability without serious infringement on legitimate uses. For example, most states have adopted much more stringent regulation for concealed weapons than for possession under other circumstances, because of legislators' belief that carrying concealed weapons contributes a great deal to the violent crime problem but very little to the average gun owners' utility. A second… 
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