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Effects of undercover police stings of gun dealers on the supply of new guns to criminals


The authors used data from the results of traces by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of guns recovered in criminal investigations between July 1, 1996 and December 31, 2002 in six study cities (Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; St Louis, Missouri; Cleveland, Ohio; and Cincinnati, Ohio). In the first three cities, law enforcement agencies had conducted undercover... read more >