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Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003

NCJ Number
204431
Date Published
June 2004
Length
113 pages
Author(s)
Christopher S. Koper; Daniel J. Woods; Jeffrey A. Roth
Agencies
NIJ-Sponsored
Publication Type
Report (Study/Research), Legislation/Policy Analysis
Grant Number(s)
2003-IJ-CX-1029, 98-IJ-CX-0039
Annotation
This NIJ-funded report (NCJ 204431) details the effects of the 10-year ban on assault weapons enacted by Congress in 1994.
Abstract
This NIJ-funded report (NCJ 204431) details the effects of the 10-year ban on assault weapons enacted by Congress in 1994. An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban: Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994–2003 covers the provisions of the assault weapons ban; explores the criminal use of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines before and after the ban; details the consequences of crimes committed with assault weapons and large-capacity magazines; discusses the mixed results of the ban; and speculates about the possible consequences of reauthorizing, modifying, or lifting the ban.
Date Created: August 13, 2004