THE IMPACT OF GUN CONTROL (BILL C-51) ON SUICIDE IN CANADA

@article{Leenaars2003THEIO,
  title={THE IMPACT OF GUN CONTROL (BILL C-51) ON SUICIDE IN CANADA},
  author={Antoon A. Leenaars and Ferenc Moksony and David Lester and Susanne Wenckstern},
  journal={Death Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={103 - 124}
}
Suicide is a multiply determined behavior, calling for diverse prevention efforts. Gun control has been proposed as an important component of society's response, and an opportunity for studying the effects of legislative gun control laws on suicide rates was provided by Canada's Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1977 (Bill C-51). This article reviews previous studies of the impact of this act on the total population of Canada and subpopulations by age and gender and, in addition, presents the… Expand
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