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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, February 4, 2019

Lott & Moody on Red Flag Laws

John R. Lott and Carlisle E. Moody (Crime Prevention Research Center and College of William and Mary - Department of Economics) have posted Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime? on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Red flag laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary. There is some evidence that rape rates rise. These laws apparently do not save lives.

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