Sandy Hook Shooting Aftermath: Increased Gun Sales, More Accidental Deaths By Firearms (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption An infographic depicting results from Phillip B. Levine and Robin McKnight, who found that searches related to guns, gun sales, and accidental deaths related to firearms all spiked significantly following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Dec. 8, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by P.B. Levine at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA, and colleagues was titled, "Firearms and accidental deaths: Evidence from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting." Credit Carla Schaffer / AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.