The epidemiology of firearm suicide in the United States

Context Little attention has been given to the role of firearms in suicide. In 1998, firearms were the leading method of committing suicide for both men and women, responsible for three times the number of suicides compared to the next leading method. Understanding...

Firearm Homicide and Firearm Suicide: Opposite but Equal

Objective. Homicide and suicide are intentional acts of violence that disproportionately involve firearms. Much more effort has been devoted to the ecological study of homicide; methods that have been developed to better understand and subsequently prevent homicide...

Effect of gun control legislation on suicide

Comments on the article by P. J. Carrington and S. Moyer regarding guns, suicide and the need for gun control legislation in Canada. Although Rich and Young applaud the efforts of Carrington and Moyer to follow their direction and expand the time interval around the...