State firearm laws and rates of suicide in men and women

Background To evaluate the associations of state laws restricting firearms and incidence rates of suicide in men and women using a cross-sectional design. Methods States were divided into three categories based on the restrictiveness of their firearm laws: restrictive...

Gun Control Law (BILL C-17), Suicide, and Homicide in Canada

Canadian Bill C-17 was implemented in 1991 to restrict the use of firearms, providing a chance to investigate the effect of firearm control laws in the use of firearms for suicide and homicide. Following Lester and Leenaars’ comprehensive studies, the present...

Firearm related deaths: the impact of regulatory reform

Objectives To examine trends in rates of firearm related deaths in Victoria, Australia, over 22 years in the context of legislative reform and describe and investigate impact measures to explain trends. Design Mortality data were extracted from vital statistics for...