Small Arms and Light Weapons: A Public Health Approach
Publication: Brown Journal of World Affairs
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Topics: Accidents/Unintentional Gun Carrying Homicide International Public Health Suicide
Keywords: Arms control ILLEGAL arms transfers International cooperation PUBLIC health -- International cooperation
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The author summarizes the global burden of firearms involved in murder, suicide and accidents, both in terms of human lives lost, as well as regarding economic, social and political conditions. The author argues that access to firearms is associated with increased firearms mortality and provides policy recommendations from a public health perspective.