Upsetter wrote:Very notable study...
What needs to be done is a systematic study of many different areas to see whether changes in gun laws cause statistically significant differences in mass shootings. And that type of study is exactly what Bill Landes and I did for all the mass shootings in the US from 1977 to 1999, and we found clear evidence that the only type of gun law that made people safer was one that increased gun ownership.
This study can be downloaded and read in full at this link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... _id=272929
Surprised that this is downloadable (even in Austria) for free.
Right-to-carry laws reduce the number of people killed or wounded from multiple victim public
shootings as many attackers are either deterred from attacking or when attacks do occur they are
stopped before the police can arrive. We are able to provide evidence for the first time that the harm
from crimes that still occur can be mitigated. Given that half the attackers in these multiple victim
public shootings have had formal diagnoses of mental illness, the fact that some results indicate
concealed handgun laws reduce these attacks by almost 70 percent is remarkable.
Differences in state right-to-carry laws are also important: restricting the places where permits
are prohibited increases murders, injuries and shootings; more training requirements reduce
injuries; and higher fees increase injuries and the number of attacks. The much greater deterrence
that right-to-carry laws have for multiple victim public shootings than for other crimes like murder
is consistent with the notion that a higher probability of citizens being able to defend themselves
should produce a greater level of deterrence. The results are robust with respect to different
specifications of the dependent variable, different specifications of the handgun law variable, and
different control variables. Not only does the passage of a right-to-carry law have a significant
impact on multiple shootings but it is the only gun law that appears to have a significant impact.
While other law enforcement efforts -- from the arrest rate for murder and the death penalty --
reduce the number of people harmed from multiple shootings, the effect is not as consistently
significant as for right-to-carry laws. Finally, the data provides no evidence of substitution from
shootings to bombings and little consistent evidence of “copycat” effects.
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