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.
Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Health Law and Policy | Law | Second Amendment
Bindu Kalesan, Matthew Mobily, Olivia Keiser & Jeffrey Fagan,
Firearm Legislation and Firearm Mortality in the USA: A Cross-Sectional, State-Level Study,
The Lancet, Vol. 387, No. 10030, p. 1847, 2016; Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 14-501
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