Impact Evaluation of the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act of 1994

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Impact Evaluation of the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act of 1994

Abstract

This study examines the effects (especially on violent and drug-trafficking crimes) of the bans on the manufacture, transfer, and possession of designated semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The analysis considers potential ban effects on primary and secondary gun markets, on assault weapons' uses in crime, and on the lethal consequences of assault weapons' use.

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