Repealing Virginia's One-Gun-A-Month Law

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Virginia's state legislature recently voted to repeal a 1993 law capping handgun purchases at one-per-month. The law was designed to help curb interstate gun trafficking along what was known as the "iron pipeline" — the corridor along I-95 from the south to the northeast. In 1991, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had found that 40 percent of guns found at crime scenes in New York had been purchased in Virginia. Two decades later, opponents of the law say that it's become obsolete.

Colin Goddard is assistant director of legislative affairs at the Brady Campaign, a non-profit that advocates for gun-control and public awareness of gun violence. Carlisle E. Moody is a professor of economics at the College of William & Mary, and expert in econometric analysis of crime and criminal justice policy.


Colin Goddard and Carlisle Moody

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Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

Paul from Boston, MA

Moody wasn't the greatest spokesman for his cause, was he?

Doesn't surprise me, because 'econometrics' itself is bunk. It's a con game in which you manufacture data to support whatever whacko position you're being paid to endorse.

Feb. 28 2012 07:20 AM

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