Do Gun Buy-backs Save Lives? Evidence from Time Series Variation

Three recent papers have examined the effect of a national tightening of firearm legislation and gun buy-back in Australia in 1996–1997 on firearm and non-firearm death rates. Despite analysing almost the same data, the three papers reach rather different conclusions....

Do Gun Buybacks Save Lives? Evidence from Panel Data

In 1997, Australia implemented a gun buyback program that reduced the stock of firearms by around one-fifth. Using differences across states in the number of firearms withdrawn, we test whether the reduction in firearms availability affected firearm homicide and...