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EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF FIREARM SALES ON STATE LEVEL GUN DEATHS

Johnson, Cheryl (2015) EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF FIREARM SALES ON STATE LEVEL GUN DEATHS. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

This study examines the effect of gun sales on firearm death, homicide, suicide, and accidents. To better understand the role of gun sales on firearm deaths, the National Instant Check System (NICS) data and Brady Scores were examined. Both represent the gun laws and restrictions in place and their effectiveness of performing these tasks within society. The literature suggests that age, gender, and race are important factors to account for in firearm studies. This study utilizes multiple regression to determine the statistically significant predictors for firearm death. Models examining gun death, measured as standardized incidents, will be examined. The current study examined firearm-related homicides, suicides, and accidents. This study also controlled for gender, race, age, location, and Part I crimes. Concentrations of gender, race, state crime rate, and firearm laws were significant predictors of firearm death, and provide a baseline for identifying the individuals at risk of falling victim to firearms.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Cheryl Johnson
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 13:15
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/181

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