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Clueless: The Misuse of Batf Firearms Tracing Data


David B. Kopel


Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law


Michigan State University Detroit College of Law Review, Vol. 1999, pp. 171-80

Abstract:     
Sometimes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms traces the registered sales history of a gun which was used in a crime, or which has been seized by the police. Traced guns are not representative of the broader universe of crime guns. Accordingly, drawing public policy conclusions based on tracing data is unwise.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: firearms tracing, BATF, BATFE

JEL Classification: K14, K42


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Date posted: June 16, 2005 ; Last revised: December 5, 2008

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Kopel, David B., Clueless: The Misuse of Batf Firearms Tracing Data. Michigan State University Detroit College of Law Review, Vol. 1999, pp. 171-80. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=742708

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