Journal of Quantitative Criminology

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 441-445

First online:

A Seeded Sample of Concealed-Carry Permit Holders

  • Tom W. SmithAffiliated withNational Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago

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A pilot study using a seeded sample finds that gun-carrying and permit holding are accurately reported by concealed-carry permit holders. This is consistent with the findings of past validation studies of gun ownership. Moreover, the similarity in gun uses across the seeded and cross-section samples indicates that both collect consistent data.

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