Rule of Law and Gun Ownership: A Cross-Country Study

The paper studies the effects of the rule of law on gun ownership. Stronger rule of law encourages the efforts and increases the incomes of citizens through better-enforced property rights, increasing the incentives to protect their incomes and to own guns. Stronger...

Injuries due to firearms in three cities

Injuries due to firearms are a major health problem in the United States. Although several studies have documented the impact of firearm-related deaths, little is known about the epidemiologic characteristics of nonfatal gunshot wounds. Hospital records have been used...

Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the home

Objective Determine the relative frequency with which guns in the home are used to injure or kill in self-defense, compared with the number of times these weapons are involved in an unintentional injury, suicide attempt, or criminal assault or homicide. Methods We...

The epidemiologic basis for the prevention of firearm injuries

In the United States, more than 1 million people died because of firearm injuries (72, 78) between 1933 and 1987. In 1986, firearms were second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatal injury and ranked seventh among all causes of death (28). During 1986 and 1987,...