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Old June 19, 2021, 11:32 AM   #1
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Interesting study on waiting periods...

Do waiting periods prevent murder?
"The authors of the study specifically examined cause-of-death data from the National Center for Health Statistics to determine firearm and non-firearm homicide rates from 1990 to 2013. The authors don’t mince words on the study’s results: “There appears to be no consistent statistically significant relationship between handgun delay policies and homicides.” What about straw purchasers? The study goes on to state that, “a policy designed to interrupt the legitimate sale of firearms will not have any bite in secondary or illegal markets.”
There is one effect of waiting periods, however.

“Handgun delay policies do have a consistently negative and statistically significant effect on firearm-related suicides,” though that effect is only 2 percent.

The study covered a 23 year period from 1990 to 2013 in the U.S.

Here's a link to the original article, however only the abstract is viewable without access.
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