The Effects of Gun Ownership Rates and Gun Control Laws on Suicide Rates

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Mark Gius;
(2011)
  • Journal: New York Economic Review,volume 42,issue 1,pages35-46
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | human activities | health care economics and organizations | parasitic diseases | technology, industry, and agriculture

The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of gun control laws and gun ownership rates on state-level suicide rates. Using the most recent data on suicide rates, gun control measures, and gun ownership rates, the results of the present study suggest th... View more
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