Firearms Legislation and Reductions in Firearm-Related Suicide Deaths in New Zealand

@article{Beautrais2006FirearmsLA,
  title={Firearms Legislation and Reductions in Firearm-Related Suicide Deaths in New Zealand},
  author={Annette L. Beautrais and David Fergusson and L. John Horwood},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={40},
  pages={253 - 259}
}
Objective: To examine the impact of introducing more restrictive firearms legislation (Amendment to the Arms Act, 1992) in New Zealand on suicides involving firearms. Method: National suicide data were examined for 8 years before, and 10 years following the introduction of the legislation. Results: After legislation, the mean annual rate of firearm-related suicides decreased by 46% for the total population (p < 0.0001), 66% for youth (15–24 years; p < 0.0001) and 39% for adults (≥25 years; p… 

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