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States that have adopted Safe Storage Laws that impose Criminal Penalties on Adults whose guns are obtained by juveniles and used improperly (use of approved gun locks constitute a defense against such charges)

State . . . . . . . . . . .Year Law Went Into Effect
Florida . . . . . . . . . 1989
Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . 1990
Connecticut . . . . . .1990
Nevada . . . . . . . . . 1991
California . . . . . . . 1992
New Jersey . . . . . . 1992
Wisconsin . . . . . . . 1992
Hawaii . . . . . . . . . .1992
Virginia . . . . . . . . .1992
Maryland . . . . . . . .1992
Minnesota . . . . . . . 1993
North Carolina . . . .1993
Delaware . . . . . . . .1994
Rhode Island . . . . . 1995
Texas . . . . . . . . . . .1996
Massachusetts . . . .1998
Illinois . . . . . . . . . . .2000
New Hampshire . . . .2001

An earlier study that examine data from 1977 to 1996 is available here. An updated study that added to years examining data from 1977 to 1998 is available here.

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Cold Comfort, Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out.

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Updated Media Analysis of Appalachian Law School Attack

Since the first news search was done additional news stories have been added to Nexis:

There are thus now 218 unique stories, and a total of 294 stories counting duplicates (the stories in yellow were duplicates): Excel file for general overview and specific stories. Explicit mentions of defensive gun use increase from 2 to 3 now.

Journal of Legal Studies paper on spoiled ballots during the 2000 Presidential Election

Data set from USA Today, STATA 7.0 data set

"Do" File for some of the basic regressions from the paper