Firearms Availability and Suicide

  title={Firearms Availability and Suicide},
  author={David A. Brent and Jeffrey A. Bridge},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1192 - 1210}
Case-control studies show an association between firearms in the home and completed suicide, with higher risks associated with loaded guns and handguns in the home. Quasi-experimental studies also show a relationship between greater restrictiveness of gun control laws and lower suicide rates by firearms and overall, although some studies fail to show an effect or show method substitution. A prospective study shows that handgun purchasers have an elevated risk for suicide for up to 6 years after… 

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