Broadening denial criteria for the purchase and possession of firearms: Need, feasibility, and effectiveness

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Abstract

This essay presents the findings of research relating to criminal activity among legal purchasers of firearms-those who have passed their background checks- and the evidence that extending the denial criteria to additional high risk populations is feasible and effective. Its primary subject is persons convicted of violent misdemeanor crimes, a group sometimes referred to as not-so-law-abiding gun own ers. It will briefly consider persons who abuse alcohol, which is discussed more fully in the essay by Katherine A. Vittes (in this volume).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages77-93
Number of pages17
Volume9781421411118
ISBN (Print)9781421411118, 1421411105, 9781421411101
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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