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Gun Control Study
The Lott/Mustard gun control study was available here in HTML, RTF, Word,
WordPerfect, PostScript, Adobe Acrobat, text, and zipped (Word)
formats - it was the old July 26, 1996 draft of the study. These old
files were deleted on June 28, 1997.
See the paragraph below for links to
more up-to-date texts of the study by John R. Lott, Jr. and David
B. Mustard, "Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns".
Note also that there is a new book published in May 1998 by John
John R. Lott, Jr., More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime
and Gun-Control Laws (Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
1998)(Studies in law and economics)(ISBN: 0226493636). 232p.
of Chicago Press page for ordering the book also includes an interview
with John R. Lott, Jr. Now also 2d ed., 2000.
An August 15, 1996 draft of the study was published in HTML
format as Law and Economics Working Paper No. 41 at the
University of Chicago Law School web site at
http://www.law.uchicago.edu/Publications/Working/41.html (and before
that, it was at http://law.lib.uchicago.edu/faculty/lott/guns.html).
More information about U of C Working Papers is available at http://www.law.uchicago.edu/Publications/Working/index.html.
See also John R. Lott, Jr. & Wiliam Landes, Multiple
Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed
Handgun Laws: Contrasting Private and Public Law Enforcement
(April 1999, University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Law & Economics
Working Paper No. 73).
A newer, final version of the Lott/Mustard study has been
published in the Journal of Legal Studies (v.26, no.1, pages
1-68, January 1997). It is available as a PDF file at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JLS/home.html
(viewable using the Adobe Acrobat Reader
availabe for free download from the Internet at
http://www.adobe.com/). The exact URL for the study is http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JLS/lott.pdf.
Please check the new URLs above for the final, updated text of the
study (published after July 1996). And change your links accordingly
to the new pages/URLs.
Firearms Regulation Worldwide: National and International
Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation
- United Nations
Preparatory Committee, Firearms Regulation (related documents and
links via the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA))
- Natalie J. Goldring,
Project on Light Weapons: Links Between Domestic Laws and
International Light Weapons Control (American Academy of Arts
and Sciences, Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict,
"Controlling the Global Trade in Light Weapons", Washington, D.C.,
11-12 December 1997). Covers U.S., Australia, and United Kingdom gun laws.
- David Kopel, International
Perspectives on Gun Control, 15 New York Law School Journal
of International and Comparative Law 247 (1995)(Symposium: Guns
at Home, Guns on the Street: An International
Perspective)(Independence Institute; Independence Issue Paper).
Covers Japan, Switzerland, Great Britain, Canada, Jamaica, and the
- David B. Kopel, The Samurai, the Mountie, and the Cowboy :
Should America Adopt the Gun Controls of Other Democracies?
(Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1992)("A Cato Institute
book")(ISBN: 0879757566). 470p.
- Jenny Mouzos, Firearm-Related
Violence: The Impact of the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms
(May 1999)(Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice;
No.116)(Australian Institute of Criminology).
- Jenny Mouzos, International
Traffic in Small Arms: An Australian Perspective (February
1999)(Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice;
No.104)(Australian Institute of Criminology).
- talk.politics.guns (Usenet newsgroup)
Official Pro-Gun FAQ (also available at http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/talk-politics-guns/top.html
answers to frequently-asked-questions about guns)
- Gary Kleck, Targeting Guns:
Firearms and Their Control (Hawthorne, NY: Aldine De Gruyter,
1997)(ISBN 0-202-30569-4). 450p.
- Gun Laws, Gun
Control, and Gun Rights (educational resource guide published at
JURIST: The Law Professors' Network web site for individuals on all
sides in the ongoing controversy over the legal status of guns in the
United States; includes links to International
Control (Yahoo links)
Concealed Weapons (CCW): Questions and Answers (state
concealed-carry laws - Handgun Control Inc. and the Center to Prevent
Handgun Violence; see also press releases such
as Concealed Carry, Concealed Risk: Year-End Report on
U.S. Concealed Weapons Laws (1997), Facts
About Gun Violence, and State Firearms
Legislation: Selected Summary By State)
Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (CPHV)
- NRA State Firearm
Law Summaries (The National Rifle Association of America Institute
for Legislative Action Research & Information Division Fact
Sheet; see also Child Access
Prevention Laws (CAP) and The Right to Carry)
About Children and Guns (was published on the Internet in 1998 by the Children's Defense Fund
(CDF); see the CDF's current Children
and Guns page )
- Violence Policy Center (includes
links to firearms legislation and litigation in the U.S,
"factsheets", youth & firearms violence, etc.)
Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco &
Firearms, U.S. Department of Treasury)
- City of
Chicago Sues Gun Industry (links to full text of lawsuit,
statements, remarks, press releases, etc.)
Questions? Problems? Other feedback? Please contact Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Updated July 13, 2000.