|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|140014||162664||2015||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• National and regional effects of six mass shootings on gun acquisition are modeled.
• There is a positive association between mass shootings and gun acquisition.
• Effects are delayed for some shootings rather than immediate.
• Effects of mass shootings on gun acquisition fade after 3–4 months.
Although some sources have observed an increase in the number of gun purchases following mass shootings, empirical research investigating this pattern is limited. Appraisal Theory suggests that mass shootings contribute to fear of victimization through media exposure. Desire for self-protection is the primary reason many individuals own and purchase guns. This paper examines this link by assessing the effects of six mass shootings that took place in the 2000–2010 time period. This study examines effects for gun acquisition nationally and regionally as well as timing-specific patterns in gun acquisition following these events. Gun acquisition counts are approximated from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Results indicate a positive but delayed association between mass shootings and the number of NICS background checks. Implications of this finding for violence and possibilities for future research are discussed.
Journal: The Social Science Journal - Volume 52, Issue 2, June 2015, Pages 156–167