MYTH: Firearms Research Fell after the NRA Restrictions on Federal Funding
17 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2018
Date Written: February 26, 2014
There is no evidence that gun control research fell when restrictions were put on federally funded research. Indeed, whether one looks at the number of total articles or total pages, firearms research has been as high or higher than when the restrictions were enacted. In 2013, well before federal funding could have any impact on publications, there was an explosion in firearms research in medical journals.
Keywords: Dickey Amendment, Firearms research
JEL Classification: K14, H41, H10
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