Gun control, gun ownership, and suicide prevention

The relationship of the extent of gun ownership and the strictness of gun control laws to suicide and homicide rates in the nine major geographic regions of the United States was explored. Gun ownership, rather than the strictness of gun control laws, was found to be...

The influence of gun control laws on suicide behavior

The authors analyzed state gun control laws to determine their strictness (work in preparation). In the present study the authors explored the relationship between the strictness of a state’s gun control statute and the suicide rate in that state. If there is a...

The impact of gun control (Bill C-51) on suicide in Canada

Suicide is a multiply determined behavior, calling for diverse prevention efforts. Gun control has been proposed as an important component of society’s response, and an opportunity for studying the effects of legislative gun control laws on suicide rates was...