Firearms Ownership for Sport and Protection: Two Divergent Models

A rationale for investigating subcultures of firearms ownership is developed. Two gun-owning populations are investigated by using survey data for the State of Illinois, those who own guns for sport and those who own guns for protection. Models of individual level gun...

The Factual Foundation for Certain Key Assumptions of Gun Control

The case for legal restrictions on gun ownership and use as a strategy for reducing criminal violence relies on factual assumptions about the nature of gun ownership and violent behavior. Five of the most crucial ones are identified and subjected to a comparison with...

Avoidance and Misunderstanding: A Rejoinder to McDowall et al.

McDowall, Loftin, and Wiersma (1996) avoid our criticisms of the univariate interrupted time series design (ITSD) by misstating our criticisms, by addressing what they claim we ”implied” rather than what we plainly stated, and by ignoring crucial points in...