Health Problems and Male Firearm Suicide

Drawing on constructs of masculinity as it relates to both gun ownership and men’s health, we use a rich data set, the New Jersey Violent Death Reporting System as well as hospital discharge data, to analyze 3,413 completed male suicides between the years of...

Mortality among Recent Purchasers of Handguns

Background There continues to be considerable controversy over whether ownership of a handgun increases or decreases the risk of violent death. Methods We conducted a population-based cohort study to compare mortality among 238,292 persons who purchased a handgun in...

Guns, Violent Crime, and Suicide in 21 Countries

This research updates and extends former research conducted on this issue, based on the surveys of 1989 and 1992. In addition, data from the International Crime Victimization Surveys were used on total and gun-related robbery and assault (including threats). The...