Suicides and Firearm Control Laws

  title={Suicides and Firearm Control Laws},
  author={Marshall H. Medoff and Joseph P. Magaddino},
  journal={Evaluation Review},
  pages={357 - 372}
This article empirically examines the relationship between suicides and firearm control laws. Firearm license to purchase or waiting period to purchase laws were found to reduce a state's suicide rate of white males aged 20-64 by three suicides per 100, 000 population. Examination of the suicide rates in the six states designated by the National Rifle Association as having the most restrictive controls over firearm purchases and all other states found that the suicide rate was lower by… Expand

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