The Right’s Favorite Gun Researcher

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Publish Date:
November 3, 2022
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The Trace
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This summer, John Donohue, an empirical researcher and Stanford law professor who also testified in the California case, published a study in the National Bureau of Economic Research examining “shall-issue” laws in 47 U.S. cities over a 40-year period, from 1979 to 2019. The statutes, the study found, were linked to a 29 percent increase in violent gun crime. One of the driving factors: a 35 percent jump in firearm theft.

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