Gun control and suicide: the impact of state firearm regulations in the United States, 1995-2004.

@article{Andrs2011GunCA,
  title={Gun control and suicide: the impact of state firearm regulations in the United States, 1995-2004.},
  author={Antonio Rodr{\'i}guez Andr{\'e}s and Katherine A Hempstead},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={95-103}
}
OBJECTIVE To empirically assess the impact of firearm regulation on male suicides. METHOD A negative binomial regression model was applied by using a panel of state level data for the years 1995-2004. The model was used to identify the association between several firearm regulations and male suicide rates. RESULTS Our empirical analysis suggest that firearms regulations which function to reduce overall gun availability have a significant deterrent effect on male suicide, while regulations… CONTINUE READING