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In the wake of the Parkland mass shooting, the public's now continual anxiety about gun crime may lead to a greater push for stricter gun laws

Filindra, Alexandra and Collingwood, Loren (2018) In the wake of the Parkland mass shooting, the public's now continual anxiety about gun crime may lead to a greater push for stricter gun laws. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Mar 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month has put the issue of gun control back on to the public and political agendas in the US. In light of this latest mass shooting, Alexandra Filindra and Loren Collingwood look at the relationship between the public's response to such events and their attitudes towards gun control. They find that after such shootings, there is an increase in public anxiety about crime, which is then linked to greater support for more restrictive gun laws. While this anxiety often goes away in time, they write that as mass shootings become more common – and more deadly – a sustained sense of public anxiety may lead to more long-lasting public support for gun control.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 13:28
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89334

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