Controlling firearms use in Australia: has the 1996 gun law reform produced the decrease in rates of suicide with this method?

@article{Klieve2008ControllingFU,
  title={Controlling firearms use in Australia: has the 1996 gun law reform produced the decrease in rates of suicide with this method?},
  author={Helen Klieve and M Barnes and Diego De Leo},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={285-292}
}
BackgroundObserved reductions in firearm suicides in Australia have been linked to the 1997 national firearms agreement (NFA) introduced following the 1996 Port Arthur massacre. The NFA placed strong access restrictions on firearms.AimsTo assess the impact of legislative restrictions on the incidence of firearm suicide in Queensland and explore alternative or contributory factors behind observed declines.MethodThe Queensland suicide register (QSR) provided detailed information on all male… Expand

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