The Impact of Gun Laws on Police Deaths*

  title={The Impact of Gun Laws on Police Deaths*},
  author={David B. Mustard},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  pages={635 - 657}
  • David B. Mustard
  • Published 2001
  • Political Science, Materials Science
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
This paper uses state‐level data from 1984–96 to examine how right‐to‐carry laws and waiting periods affect the felonious deaths of police. Some people oppose concealed weapons carry laws because they believe these laws jeopardize law enforcement officials, who risk their lives to protect the citizenry. This paper strongly rejects this contention. States that allowed law‐abiding citizens to carry concealed weapons had a slightly higher likelihood of having a felonious police death and slightly… Expand
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