The Uses of Selective Spin in Reporting Gun Research Findings: Comment on Luca, Malhotra, and Poliquin (2017)
15 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2017 Last revised: 22 May 2020
Date Written: October 23, 2017
Luca et al. (2017) claim that handgun waiting periods reduce gun deaths. This is actually the only one of the authors' findings, out of 8 tests of gun control effects, that indicated any benefit. Further, the authors' methods could not sustain even their claim that waiting periods reduce gun homicides. This paper explains why.
Keywords: firearms waiting periods
JEL Classification: K42
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