Comment on the Luca, Malhotra, and Poliquin (2017) Study of the Impact of Firearms Waiting Periods
15 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2017
Date Written: October 23, 2017
Luca et al. 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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