Firearm possession and violent death : A critical review

  title={Firearm possession and violent death : A critical review},
  author={Wolfgang Stroebe},
  journal={Aggression and Violent Behavior},
  • W. Stroebe
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Psychology
  • Aggression and Violent Behavior
This article critically reviews the empirical research on the association of firearmpossession with suicide and homicide. Both suicide and homicide reflect intentional behavior with the goal of killing oneself or another person. Firearms providemerely a means of reaching this goal. The possession of a firearm can, therefore, not be a primary cause of either suicide or homicide.However, since a defining characteristic of both suicide and homicide is the success of killing, and since guns aremore… 

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