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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 NEW! 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 Lott:
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.

The University of Chicago Press page for ordering the book also includes an interview with John R. Lott, Jr. Now also 2d ed., 2000.

NEW! 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 (and before that, it was at More information about U of C Working Papers is available at 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).

NEW! 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 (viewable using the Adobe Acrobat Reader availabe for free download from the Internet at The exact URL for the study is

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 Law

Questions? Problems? Other feedback? Please contact Lyonette Louis-Jacques at Updated July 13, 2000.