The effect of nondiscretionary concealed weapon carrying laws on homicide
Publication: J Trauma
Topics: Gun Carrying Homicide Legislation and Policy
Keywords: HOMICIDE concealed weapon carrying trend
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The authors examine the relationship between state laws that make it easier for civilians to obtain permits allowing them to carry concealed weapons and state level homicide rates. Data (1979–1998) for 50 states were examined in relation to these so called concealed carry laws. No relationship was found between changes in concealed weapon laws and state homicide rates. The authors concluded that findings from this study are consistent with those of other published studies on the topic.
Hepburn, L., Miller, M., Azrael, D., & Hemenway, D. (2004). The effect of nondiscretionary concealed weapon carrying laws on homicide. J Trauma, 56(3), 676-681.
Hepburn, L., et al. "The Effect of Nondiscretionary Concealed Weapon Carrying Laws on Homicide." J Trauma 56.3 (2004): 676-81.