MYTH: Firearms Research Fell after the NRA Restrictions on Federal Funding

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John R. Lott

Crime Prevention Research Center

John Whitley

Crime Prevention Research Center

Date Written: February 26, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lott, John R. and Whitley, John, MYTH: Firearms Research Fell after the NRA Restrictions on Federal Funding (February 26, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3295796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3295796

John R. Lott (Contact Author)

Crime Prevention Research Center ( email )

PO Box 3234
Alexandria, VA
United States

John Whitley

Crime Prevention Research Center ( email )

PO Box 3234
Alexandria, VA
United States

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