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Gun Control via Bullet Control

by James Tierney

Guns and bullets are complement goods. This clip from Chris Rock's HBO comedy special talks about how making the price of bullets $5000 would limit the amount of shootings. This is essentially talking about how when the price of a product increases, the demand for complement goods related to that product decreases. By having the price of a bullet cost $5000, Chris is basically saying that the government should put a price floor on bullets. This will result in less people being able to afford bullets and possible a black market for bullets. All of which are addressed in this clip. This clip has been edited for class use.

Chris Rock on Price Controls and Complement Goods

This clip from Chris Rock's HBO comedy special talks about economics topics like externalities, substitute goods, complement goods, and price controls.

from Chris Rock's Bigger and Blacker (1999)
Creator: HBO Films
Distributor: James Tierney -- DVD
Posted by James Tierney
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