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1 December 2008

New York Times / Business / Economix, Blog

In October, I wrote about an interesting new working paper on the so-called "gun-show loophole." The study argued that a legal loophole — one that allows people to purchase firearms at gun shows without a background check — does not increase gun-related violence. Since then, a group of scholars has responded with a sharp critique of the study's methodology and conclusions. For example, the study looked at gun-related death rates in only the several weeks after a... (

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