Current trends in youth suicide and firearms regulations

BACKGROUND: Despite numerous prevention initiatives, suicide remains the second leading cause of death in youth aged 10-19. One of the major prevention strategies is the introduction of restrictive firearms regulations. For example, Bill C-17 was enacted in 1991 to...

Gender and the impact of gun control on suicide and homicide

An avenue to controlling lethal violence—suicide and homicide—may be to restrict the availability of the method. Guns are a preferred method for violence in many countries. An opportunity to study the effects of gun control laws on the use of firearms for suicide and...

Gender, gun control, suicide and homicide in Canada

An article recently published in the Archives of Suicide Research (Leenaars & Lester, 1996, 2, 223-234) concerning the impact of the 1977 Canadian gun control legislation on the national gender-specific rates of suicide and homicide concluded that “… the bill had...

Gender, gun control, suicide and homicide: A reply

Carrington’s comment on our article “Gender and the impact of gun control on homicide and suicide”, recently published in Archives of Suicide Research (1996, 2, 223-234), is a case of an additional statistical analysis technique on the data set. Carrington uses...