An evaluation of state firearm regulations and homicide and suicide death rates.

@article{Rosengart2005AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of state firearm regulations and homicide and suicide death rates.},
  author={M Rosengart and Peter Cummings and Avery B Nathens and P. Heagerty and Richard Maier and Fred Rivara},
  journal={Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={77-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if any of five different state gun laws were associated with firearm mortality: (1) "shall issue" laws permitting an individual to carry a concealed weapon unless restricted by another statute; (2) a minimum age of 21 years for handgun purchase; (3) a minimum age of 21 years for private handgun possession; (4) one gun a month laws which restrict handgun purchase frequency; and (5) junk gun laws which ban the sale of certain cheaply constructed handguns. DESIGN A cross… CONTINUE READING
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