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Analysis of Title XI Effects: Supplement to Assault Weapons Ban Evaluation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1998, $301,826)

This award is a supplemental to Grant No. 95-IJ-CX-0111, a study ì
of the impacts of the Assault Weapons Ban on violent crime and ì
firearms markets. This supplement will accomplish three ì
objectives: First, it will extend and refine the previous impact ì
evaluation of Subtitle A over a longer period of time, examining ì
(a) market effects of the ban as measured by price, production, ì
and theft statistics; (b) utilization of the banned weapons, as ì
measured by law enforcement agency trace requests to the Bureau ì
of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and guns confiscated by ì
police in selected jurisdictions; and (c) the impact of the ban ì
on gun violence, as measured by gun murder rates, victims per gun ì
murder incident, and attacks with banned and non-banned weapons. ì
Second, it will assess the impact of Subtitle B, examining the ì
impact of the ban on gun availability to juveniles and gun ì
murders of and by juveniles, as well as prosecutions of those who ì
supply guns to juveniles. Third, it will evaluate the impact of ì
Subtitle C, which increases regulations on Federally Licensed ì
Firearms dealers (FFLS), by comparing gun trace and other data ì
for those FFLS who did not renew their licenses with those who ì
did under the stricter laws.

Date Created: June 24, 1998