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Leigh, Andrew and Christine Neill. 2010 ‘Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence from Panel Data - Introduction.’ American Law and Economics Review, p. 2. Oxford: Oxford Journals / Oxford University Press. 20 August

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1. Introduction

Survey evidence suggests that the [Australian Firearms] buyback nearly halved the share of Australian households with one or more firearms.(2)

(2) - We have been unable to locate reliable evidence on the share of Australian households that owned a gun in 1996, immediately prior to the buyback. The best data appear to come from the International Crime Victim Surveys (ICVS), which indicate that 15% of Australian households owned a firearm in 1992, compared with just 8% in 2000.

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