Neill, Christine; Leigh, Andrew
Using time series analysis on data from 1979-2004, Baker and McPhedran (2006) argue
that the stricter gun laws introduced in the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) post-
1996 did not affect firearm homicide rates, and may not have had an impact on the rate of
gun suicide or accidental death by shooting. We revisit their analysis, and find that their
results are not robust to: (a) using a longer time series; or (b) using the log of the rate
rather than the level (to take account of the fact that...[Show more]
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