The Impact on Crime of State Laws Allowing Concealed Weapon Carrying Among 18-20 Year-Olds
Posted: 28 Feb 2018 Last revised: 28 Aug 2019
Date Written: February 17, 2016
This research tests the impact of state bans on gun carrying among persons age 18 to 20 on rates of violent crime committed by persons in that age group. The research uses a state-level cross-sectional weighted least squares analysis of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault rates in 2000, controlling for possible confounding variables. The results indicate no significant effect of these carry bans on any of the three violent crime rates.
Keywords: Carry Bans, 18-20 Year-Olds, Violent Crime
JEL Classification: K42
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