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Study ties gun purchases to fear of firearm regulations, kicks off major research

Study ties gun purchases to fear of firearm regulations, kicks off major research

A new study finds that the decision to purchase a gun after mass shootings is driven by fear of stricter regulations on gun purchase and ownership more than by a desire to protect oneself. The work is led by Maurizio Porfiri, Institute professor at NYU Tandon, his second in a year to examine causative factors driving consumer firearm-purchase behavior.

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