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Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide

Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide State Firearm Laws and Interstate Firearm Deaths Original Investigation Research Editor's Note Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide Robert Steinbrook, MD Firearm death rates vary widely between states, as do the volve lawfully purchased guns that are used by the owner or a strength of their firearm laws. The overall death rate from member of the owner’s family, the lack of an association with firearm injury in 2015 was 11.3 per 100 000; rates in the con- the strength of laws in neighboring states is not surprising. tiguous 48 states ranged from a low of 3.1 in Massachusetts For homicide, the highest rates were for counties in states with the weakest state laws, and when neighboring to a high of 20.4 in Kentucky. If the upward trend in deaths from firearm injury in the United States is to be reversed states also had laws of low or medium strength. In contrast, —there were 7.9% more deaths in 2015 than in 2014 –then counties in such states had lower rates of firearm homicide the death rates in each state must decrease. when neighboring states had strong laws. Firearms In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Kaufman http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 178 (5) – May 5, 2018

Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide

Abstract

State Firearm Laws and Interstate Firearm Deaths Original Investigation Research Editor's Note Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide Robert Steinbrook, MD Firearm death rates vary widely between states, as do the volve lawfully purchased guns that are used by the owner or a strength of their firearm laws. The overall death rate from member of the owner’s family, the lack of an association with firearm injury in 2015 was 11.3 per 100 000; rates in...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6106
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2168-6114
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10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0200
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Abstract

State Firearm Laws and Interstate Firearm Deaths Original Investigation Research Editor's Note Interstate Association of State Firearm Laws With Suicide and Homicide Robert Steinbrook, MD Firearm death rates vary widely between states, as do the volve lawfully purchased guns that are used by the owner or a strength of their firearm laws. The overall death rate from member of the owner’s family, the lack of an association with firearm injury in 2015 was 11.3 per 100 000; rates in the con- the strength of laws in neighboring states is not surprising. tiguous 48 states ranged from a low of 3.1 in Massachusetts For homicide, the highest rates were for counties in states with the weakest state laws, and when neighboring to a high of 20.4 in Kentucky. If the upward trend in deaths from firearm injury in the United States is to be reversed states also had laws of low or medium strength. In contrast, —there were 7.9% more deaths in 2015 than in 2014 –then counties in such states had lower rates of firearm homicide the death rates in each state must decrease. when neighboring states had strong laws. Firearms In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Kaufman

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JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 5, 2018

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