TITLE: Non-Gun Owners Taxed $5 Billion Annually For Gun Owners Hobby (2012)
SOURCE: National Gun Victims Action Council (NGVAC)
BITLY STATS: http://bit.ly/UOHg5N+
RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the cost to society of gun violence?
FINDINGS: Uses data on costs of responding to gun violence to argue that cost should be born by gun owners. Analogizes auto insurance: societal costs of accidents, regulations, etc. borne by auto owners via insurance.
TITLE: Reducing Gun Violence: Results from an Intervention in East Los Angeles (2010)
WEB STATS: http://bit.ly/VF4Y3W+
AUTHORS: Tita, G., Riley, K. J., Ridgeway, G., Grammich, C. A., Abrahamse, A. F., Greenwood, P. W.
FIELD: Political Science
NOTES: Gun control works! After Operation Ceasefire launched in 1996, youth homicides fell by 2/3rds in Boston. Policy was tested for applicability by RAND researchers in East LA & found to be effective in reducing violent crime in targeted and surrounding communities.
TITLE: The American public & the gun control debate (1996)
SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 275(22):1719-1722.
AUTHOR(S): Robert J. Blendon; John T. Young; David Hemenway
FINDINGS: US public generally support government regulation of guns as consumer products
TITLE: I am the NRA: an analysis of a national random sample of gun owners (1993)
SOURCE: Violence & Victims, 8(4), pp. 367-385
AUTHOR(S): Weil DS, Hemenway D.
FINDINGS: NRA members support many regulatory proposals… (1) a majority of both NRA members favored a waiting period for the purchase of a handgun (77%) and mandatory registration for handguns (59%).
NOTES: Also see related study, “A response to Kleck (NRA). Violence & Victims “(1993)