Do assault weapons bans reduce mass shootings?

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Do background checks for firearm purchases reduce firearm homicides?
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Do background checks for firearm purchases reduce firearm homicides?
7 studies
Submitted by: LCheng 132

Do background checks for firearm purchases reduce firearm homicides?
7 studies
Submitted by: LCheng 132

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The Impact of Mass Shootings on Gun Policy
"There have been dozens of high-profile mass shootings in recent decades. This paper presents three main findings about the impact of mass shootings on gun policy. First, mass shootings evoke large policy responses. A single mass shooting leads to a 15% increase in the number of firearm bills introduced within a state in the year after a mass shooting. This effect increases with the extent of media coverage. Second, mass shootings account for a small portion of all gun deaths, but have an outsized influence relative to other homicides. Third, when looking at bills that were actually enacted into law, the impact of mass shootings depends on the party in power. The annual number of laws that loosen gun restrictions doubles in the year following a mass shooting in states with Republican-controlled legislatures. We find no significant effect of mass shootings on laws enacted when there is a Democrat-controlled legislature, nor do we find a significant effect of mass shootings on the enactment of laws that tighten gun restrictions."
AUTHORS
Deepak K. Malhotra
Christopher Poliquin
Michael Luca
PUBLISHED
2016 in SSRN Electronic Journal
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The impact of state and federal assault weapons bans on public mass shootings
"The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of federal and state assault weapons bans on public mass shootings. Using a Poisson effect model and data for the period 1982 to 2011, it was found that both state and federal assault weapons bans have statistically significant and negative effects on mass shooting fatalities but that only the federal assault weapons ban had a negative effect on mass shooting injuries. This study is one of the first studies that looks solely at the effects of assault weapons bans on public mass shootings."
AUTHOR
Mark Gius
PUBLISHED
2015 in Applied Economics Letters
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Do background checks for firearm purchases reduce firearm homicides?
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Do background checks for firearm purchases reduce firearm homicides?
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Do background checks for firearm purchases reduce firearm homicides?
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