Comprehensive background checks for firearm sales: Evidence from gun shows

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Many lines of evidence bear on whether to institute a comprehensive background check policy that would extend the current background check and recordkeeping requirements for sales by licensed retailers to sales by private parties. This essay presents evidence from observational and other research related to gun shows and makes recommendations based on that evidence. For simplicity's sake, "sales" will be used to refer to transfers of all types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781421411118, 1421411105, 9781421411101
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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