The impact of firearm control legislation on suicide in Queensland: preliminary findings.

@article{Cantor1995TheIO,
  title={The impact of firearm control legislation on suicide in Queensland: preliminary findings.},
  author={Christopher H Cantor and Peter J. Slater},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1995},
  volume={162 11},
  pages={
          583-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of specific firearm control legislation on firearm and overall suicide rates. DESIGN Retrospective survey of data from the Register of the Suicide Research and Prevention Program, Queensland Department of Health. The hypothesis was tested that the legislation would reduce firearm and overall suicides more in metropolitan and provincial city areas than in rural areas, where firearm ownership is higher. SETTING State of Queensland 1990-1993. OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING

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