Cherry-Picking Spikes in Gun Sales: Comment on Levine and Mcknight (2017)

11 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2017 Last revised: 12 Feb 2018

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Gary Kleck

Florida State University - College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Date Written: December 7, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kleck, Gary, Cherry-Picking Spikes in Gun Sales: Comment on Levine and Mcknight (2017) (December 7, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3084699 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3084699

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