Bradford Thomas
Truth Revolt
January 3, 2014

In what will certainly be gun control advocates’ new least favorite study, Quinnipiac University’s Mark Gius found not only that states with restrictive concealed weapons laws had higher gun-related murder rates, but that assault weapons bans had no significant impact on murder rates at the state level.

A century after it's introduction, 1911s continue to be top choices for concealed carry. Credit: Brett via Flickr
A century after it’s introduction, 1911s continue to be top choices for concealed carry. Credit: Brett via Flickr

The study by economist Mark Gius, published in Applied Economics Letters, sought to “determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state murder rates,” using extensive data from a thirty-year period, 1980-2009.

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