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September 23, 2013 9:18 AM How Democrats Lost the Colorado Recalls

Much ink has been spilled in the past week concerning the long-term implications of the successful recall of two Democratic State Senators in Colorado, which centered on gun control measures passed by the State Legislature and signed by Governor...

By Stefan Hankin

July 17, 2013 10:17 AM Did Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Increase Firearm Homicides?

Probably. At least two empirical papers have found that Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws like the one in Florida are associated with an average increase rather than a decrease in firearm homicides. This plausibly occurs because the deterrent effects of...

By Erik Voeten

July 15, 2013 7:30 AM Gun Is Control Disappearing from the News

Once the Senate gun control bill died in April, so did the story. That is Danny Hayes, over at Wonkblog. [Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]...

By John Sides

May 03, 2013 10:00 AM Culture Clash: Guns

So this happened earlier in the week: I had no idea this sort of thing even existed: I’m reminded of our discussion of Charles Murray’s recent book on social divisions among Americans. Murray talked about differences between upper and lower...

By Andrew Gelman

April 22, 2013 11:30 AM Why Do Gun Rights Advocates Have So Much Political Firepower?

Now that the manhunt in Boston has ended, observers are taking one last look at the failure of gun control proposals in the Senate. I will not linger on dubious claims by Stuart Stevens, Maureen Dowd and others that President...

By David Karol