Gun ownership and suicide in the United States

The circulation of firearm magazines was used as an index of gun ownership in the states of the USA. States with a higher per capita circulation of firearm magazines had higher suicide rates by gun and higher overall suicide rates. Homicide rates were unrelated to...

Firearm availability and accidental deaths from firearms

A study of 17 nations indicated that an indirect measure of gun availability (the percentages of suicides and homicides involving a gun) was related to the accidental-death rate from guns. These results supported an opportunity theory of accident causation.

The influence of gun control laws on personal violence

The handgun control statutes of the continental states of the USA in 1966 were coded and scaled for strictness, and strictness was found to be unrelated to the incidence of homicide (by any method) in 1960 and 1970. However, states with the stricter handgun control...