Denial of Handgun Purchase to Violent Misdemeanants
Publication Date: January 2001
Publisher(s): Journal of the American Medical Association
Author(s): Garen J. Wintemute
Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation
Keywords: firearms; gun purchases; violent crimes; gun laws
Coverage: United States
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It argues that the denial of handgun purchase to violent misdemeanants is associated with a specific decrease in risk of arrest for new gun and/or violent crimes.