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

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Gary Kleck

Florida State University - College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Date Written: October 23, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kleck, Gary, The Uses of Selective Spin in Reporting Gun Research Findings: Comment on Luca, Malhotra, and Poliquin (2017) (October 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3084706 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3084706

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