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Jehan, Faisal, et al. “The burden of firearm violence in the United States: stricter laws result in safer states.” Journal of injury and violence research 10.1 (2018): 11.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801608/Using the CRAP rubric, I found the source to have currency, reliability, authority and purpose. The source is well written with supported materials from other peer reviewed journals giving it credibility and making it reliable. It is current as it was written last years and explain gun laws including those on assault weapons and how United states can be made safe and author is able to put the point across by supporting his arguments with statistics

CRAP Score 20/20

Koper, Christopher S., and Jeffrey A. Roth. “The impact of the 1994 federal assault weapons ban on gun markets: An assessment of short-term primary and secondary market effects.” Journal of quantitative criminology 18.3 (2002): 239-266.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263248700_The_Impact_of_the_1994_Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban_on_Gun_Markets_An_Assessment_of_Short-Term_Primary_and_Secondary_Market_EffectsThis source had reliability, authority and purpose. It only lacked currency as it had not been updated for more than 17 years. However, the paper has facts as the issue it addresses is on the 1994 ban on assault weapon. The currency that the paper lacks is the aftermath after the ban expired. The paper has authority as the author argues his point based on pure facts thus he is not biased in his thinking.

CRAP Score 18/20

Luca, Michael, Deepak Malhotra, and Christopher Palanquin. The impact of mass shootings on gun policy. No. w26187. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019.

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/cc3b/eab4a406241cd811d4e34658e1c665bc259a.pdfThis source has currency, reliability, authority and purpose. The research was published this year and it looks at the background of gun control debate since mass shootings begun in America. This paper explores if the laws already in place have helped in reduction of the mass shooting and samples the statistics after the ban of assault weapons in relation to gun violence to try prove that ban on assault weapons is impactful. Michael Luca, Deepak Malhotra, and Christopher Poliquin are the authors of these paper are economists who have written other key topics including how handgun waiting periods reduce deaths and are objective in their writing.

CRAP Score 20/20

O’Shea, Michael P. “Why Firearm Federalism Beats Firearm Localism.” Yale LJF 123 (2013): 359.

https://www.yalelawjournal.org/forum/why-firearm-federalism-beats-firearm-localismThis source has currency, reliability, authority and purpose. It explores the issue of firearm federalism and localism in trying to create gun policies. The author in his writing is objective and use reliable sources to back his argument including the use of court cases. The paper tries to explain the difference between gun policies enacted at the local level which includes in town municipalities vs. those enacted in federal state. The purpose of the paper is to show which laws are likely to outweigh the other.

CRAP Score 20/20