Why Do People Own AR-Platform Rifles?
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Why Do People Own AR-Platform Rifles?

Preliminary: “AR” is an abbreviation for ArmaLite Rifle, the company that developed the rifle, not “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” (H/T McThag) Also, the question here is why DO people own ARs, not why SHOULD they. I am dealing with the empirical issue not the normative one, although normative considerations would probably benefit from understanding … Continue reading

Did the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban Affect Mass Shootings?
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Did the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban Affect Mass Shootings?

“Did the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban Affect Mass Shootings? A Time Series Analysis,” a paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology by Ivan Birch (University of Texas at Dalls), Grant Duwe (Minnesota Department of Corrections), and Tomislav Victor Kovandzic (UT-Dallas) Mass public shootings are defined in this paper as … Continue reading