Cherry-Picking Spikes in Gun Sales: Comment on Levine and Mcknight (2017)
11 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2017 Last revised: 12 Feb 2018
Date Written: December 7, 2017
Levine and McKnight claim that the slight increase in "gun exposure" following the Sandy Hook mass shooting caused a huge increase in fatal gun accidents. This paper explains why the conclusion if unwarranted, and the authors' methods were inappropriate.
Keywords: gun accidents, gun sales
JEL Classification: K42
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