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    The Science of Gun Policy: First Edition

    Mar 2, 2018

    What does the scientific evidence tell us about the effects of gun policies? Part of the RAND Gun Policy in America initiative, this report assesses the available evidence for the effects of commonly proposed gun laws on firearm deaths, violent crime, suicide, the gun industry, hunting and sport shooting, and other outcomes.

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    Informing the Gun Policy Debate

    Mar 2, 2018

    RAND's Gun Policy in America initiative provides information on what scientific research can tell us about the effects of gun laws. Our goal is to establish a shared set of facts that will improve public discussions and support the development of fair and effective gun policies.

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    Andrew R. Morral

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Director of the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, New School for Social Research

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    Laura Patton

    Legislative Analyst
    Education M.A. in global security studies, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in government and history, Franklin & Marshall College

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    Danielle Sobol

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.P.A. in international development practice, Columbia University; B.A. in history, The University of Wisconsin - Madison