Gun laws and sudden death - Did the Australian firearms legislation of 1996 make a difference?
Publication: British Journal of Criminology
Topics: Homicide International Legislation and Policy Ownership Prevention Suicide
Keywords: AUSTRALIA Buy-back Laws Long-arms death
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The authors analyzed homicide, suicide and accidental deaths before and after a 1996 national buy-back of long arms and tightening of legislation. When deaths after 1996 were compared with the numbers projected (based on trends occurring before 1996), firearm suicide was the only method of firearm death that the legislation might have been affected, though this remains inconclusive.
Baker, J., & McPhedran, S. (2007). Gun laws and sudden death - Did the Australian firearms legislation of 1996 make a difference? British Journal of Criminology, 47(3), 455-469.
Baker, J., and S. McPhedran. "Gun Laws and Sudden Death - Did the Australian Firearms Legislation of 1996 Make a Difference?" British Journal of Criminology 47.3 (2007): 455-69.