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December 2012 Blog Posts (1)

CROSS-BORDER SPILLOVER: U.S. GUN LAWS AND VIOLENCE IN MEXICO (Dube, Dube & García Ponce)

To what extent, and under what conditions, does access to arms fuel violent crime? To answer this question, we exploit a unique natural experiment: the 2004 expiration of the U.S. Federal Assault Weapons Ban exerted a spillover on gun supply in Mexican municipios near Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, but not near California, which retained a pre-existing state level ban. We find first that Mexican municipios located closer to the non-California border states experienced differential increases…

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Added by Román Culebro Martínez on December 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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