The Impact of Banning Juvenile Gun Possession

@article{Marvell2001TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Banning Juvenile Gun Possession},
  author={Thomas B. Marvell},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={691 - 713}
}
  • T. Marvell
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
A 1994 federal law bans possession of handguns by persons under 18 years of age. Also in 1994, 11 states passed their own juvenile gun possession bans. Eighteen states had previously passed bans, 15 of them between 1975 and 1993. These laws were intended to reduce homicides, but arguments can be made that they have no effect on or that they even increase the homicide rate. This paper estimates the laws' impacts on various crime measures, primarily juvenile gun homicide victimizations and… Expand
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