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Explaining The Obvious To The NRA: Fewer Guns Mean Fewer Gun Homicides

This “study” is ridiculously biased IMO. Will post a “Reply” to point some stuff out on this article that is so thin one could breathe wrong and rip a hole right through such a “paper” article….

THIS IS THE ARTICLE referred to in this WordPress Blog

Gun Control Now USA

Fewer Guns Mean Fewer Gun Homicides

“About one-third of the gun-homicide decline since 1993 is explained by the fall in gun ownership.”

Increases in gun ownership lead to a higher gun-homicide rate and legislation allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons does not reduce crime, according to a recent NBER Working Paper by Mark Duggan. After peaking in 1993, gun homicides in the United States dropped 36 percent by 1998, while non-gun homicides declined only 18 percent. In that same period, the fraction of households with at least one gun fell from more than 42 percent to less than 35 percent. Duggan finds that about one-third of the gun-homicide decline since 1993 is explained by the fall in gun ownership. The largest declines occur in areas with the largest reductions in firearm ownership.

Previous research on the relationship between gun ownership and crime has been impeded by a lack of reliable…

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