One Gun a Month Laws: Do They Reduce Murder Rates?

A number of states have passed laws to limit gun sales to one gun a month in an attempt to reduce unlawful gun trafficking. Some states have subsequently repealed such laws. Do these laws reduce murder rates? This paper examines evidence that changes in murder rates...

“Shall issue”: the new wave of concealed handgun permit laws

What would happen if adults who passed a background check and safety test qualified for a permit to carry a concealed handgun? About a third of all states have adopted laws or practices so that persons who are legally allowed to possess a handgun in their own home are...