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The Australian Firearms Buyback and its Effect on Gun Deaths


Wang-Sheng Lee


Deakin University

Sandy Suardi


La Trobe University

January 2010

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 65-79, January 2010

Abstract:     
The 1996-1997 National Firearms Agreement (NFA) in Australia introduced strict gun laws, primarily as a reaction to the mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996, where 35 people were killed. Despite the fact that several researchers using the same data have examined the impact of the NFA on firearm deaths, a consensus does not appear to have been reached. In this paper, we reanalyze the same data on firearm deaths used in previous research, using tests for unknown structural breaks as a means to identifying impacts of the NFA. The results of these tests suggest that the NFA did not have any large effects on reducing firearm homicide or suicide rates.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

JEL Classification: JEL C22, K19

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Date posted: January 25, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Lee, Wang-Sheng and Suardi, Sandy, The Australian Firearms Buyback and its Effect on Gun Deaths (January 2010). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 65-79, January 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1540791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2009.00165.x

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Wang-Sheng Lee (Contact Author)
Deakin University ( email )
Burwood, Victoria 3215
Australia
+61392446669 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/aef/staff/profiles/lee.php
Sandy Suardi
La Trobe University ( email )
School of Economics
Bundoora, VIC 3086
Australia
HOME PAGE: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/economics/about/staff/profile?uname=ssuardi
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