Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime?
8 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2019
Date Written: December 28, 2018
Red flag laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary. There is some evidence that rape rates rise. These laws apparently do not save lives.
Keywords: Mass Public Shootings, Red Flag Laws, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, Murder, Violent Crime, Suicide
JEL Classification: K10, K47
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