Firearm Legislation and Firearm Mortality in the USA: A Cross-Sectional, State-Level Study
thelancet.com Published online March 10, 2016
9 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2016
Date Written: March 10, 2016
In an effort to reduce firearm mortality rates in the USA, US states have enacted a range of firearm laws to either strengthen or deregulate the existing main federal gun control law, the Brady Law. We set out to determine the independent association of different firearm laws with overall firearm mortality, homicide firearm mortality, and suicide firearm mortality across all US states. We also projected the potential reduction of firearm mortality if the three most strongly associated firearm laws were enacted at the federal level.
Keywords: firearm, firearm law, gun control, Brady Law, firearm laws, firearm mortality
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