Is There a Policy That Reduces Mass Public Shooting Deaths?
Carlisle E. Moody1
1 Department of Economics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, USA
Received: June 1, 2023 Accepted: June 12, 2023 Online Published: July 21, 2023
doi:10.22158/elp.v6n2p15 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/elp.v6n2p15
The fact that an individual is willing to commit the most serious crime that carries with it the most serious
punishment means that that person is unlikely to be deterred by laws with less serious consequences. This
situation is compounded by the fact that many multiple victim public shooters are expecting, even
planning, to die in the commission of their crimes. Combining newly developed and traditional
difference-in-differences methodologies, we analyze several policies that have been suggested as
possibly effective in reducing deaths due to mass public shootings. We find that none of the proposed
policies significantly reduce such deaths. However, we find evidence that mass public shooting deaths
are lower in places that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.
Link to full Study: http://www.scholink.org/ojs/index.php/elp/article/view/31026/7689
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