Gun Control and Suicide: Possible Impact of Canadian Legislation to Ensure Safe Storage of Firearms

  title={Gun Control and Suicide: Possible Impact of Canadian Legislation to Ensure Safe Storage of Firearms},
  author={Jean Caron},
  journal={Archives of Suicide Research},
  pages={361 - 374}
  • J. Caron
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Psychology, Law, Medicine
  • Archives of Suicide Research
In 1992, the Canadian Firearms Act aimed at ensuring safe storage of firearms was promulgated. This study compares suicide methods 6 years prior to the enactment of the law and 5 years after its enactment. The study encompassed 426 suicide cases from Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Northern Quebec), the region with the highest suicide rate and the highest firearm suicide rate in Quebec. Suicide by firearms decreased in the male and female population. Suicide by hanging increased among youths of both… 

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