Firearm Legislation and Firearm Mortality in the USA: A Cross-Sectional, State-Level Study

thelancet.com Published online March 10, 2016

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-501

9 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2016

See all articles by Bindu Kalesan

Bindu Kalesan

Columbia University - Department of Epidemiology

Matthew Mobily

Columbia University - Department of Epidemiology

Olivia Keiser

University of Bern - Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine

Jeffrey Fagan

Columbia Law School

Sandro Galea

Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health

Date Written: March 10, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kalesan, Bindu and Mobily, Matthew and Keiser, Olivia and Fagan, Jeffrey and Galea, Sandro, Firearm Legislation and Firearm Mortality in the USA: A Cross-Sectional, State-Level Study (March 10, 2016). thelancet.com Published online March 10, 2016; Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-501. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2748202

Bindu Kalesan (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Department of Epidemiology ( email )

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

Matthew Mobily

Columbia University - Department of Epidemiology ( email )

722 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

Olivia Keiser

University of Bern - Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ( email )

Bern
Switzerland

Jeffrey Fagan

Columbia Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States
212-854-2624 (Phone)
212-854-7946 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.columbia.edu/fac/Jeffrey_Fagan

Sandro Galea

Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health ( email )

600 West 168th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
United States

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