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Gun control refers to domestic regulation of firearm manufacture, trade, possession, use, and transport, specifically with regard to the class of weapons referred to as small arms revolvers and self-loading pistolsrifles and carbinesassault riflessubmachine guns and light machine guns.
In particular, a number of quantitative studies tend towards demonstrating a firearm prevalence-homicide association.
The three laws most strongly associated with reduced firearm mortality were laws requiring universal background checksbackground checks for ammunition sales, and identification for guns.
The same study concluded that "These findings suggest that more restrictive gun sales laws and gun dealer regulations do make it more difficult for criminals to acquire new guns first purchased at retail outlets.
They found that some laws prohibiting gun possession by people under domestic violence restraining orders or who had been convicted of violent misdemeanors were associated with lower violence rates, as were laws establishing more procedures to see if people were prohibited from owning a gun under these laws.
They also found that multiple other gun regulations intended to prevent prohibited individuals from obtaining guns, such as "rigorous permit-to-purchase" laws and "comprehensive background checks", were "negatively associated with the diversion of guns to criminals.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found evidence that child access prevention laws were "associated with a modest reduction in suicide rates among youth aged 14 to 17 years. Kleck and Patterson analyzed the impact of 18 major types of gun control laws on every major type of violent crime or violence including suicide in U.
Gun laws in Canada Rifles and shotguns are relatively easy to obtain, while handguns and some semi-automatic rifles are restricted. The same study found that "These decreases may be only partly due to the legislation.
According to a study, after this law was passed, firearm-related suicides and homicides, as well as the percentage of suicides involving firearms, declined significantly in that country.
The overall suicide rate was essentially the same in the two locations, but the suicide rate among 15 to 24 year olds was about 40 percent higher in Seattle than in Vancouver.
The authors concluded that "restricting access to handguns might be expected to reduce the suicide rate in persons 15 to 24 years old, but According to the study, "other factors found to be associated with homicide rates were median age, unemployment, immigration rates, percentage of population in low-income bracket, Gini index of income equality, population per police officer, and incarceration rate.
Gun laws in Australia In andgun control laws were enacted in the Australian state of Victoriaboth times following mass shootings. A study found that in the context of these laws, overall firearm-related deaths, especially suicides, declined dramatically.
The study also found, however, that non-gun suicide and homicide rates declined even more quickly after the NFA, leading the authors to conclude that "it is not possible to determine whether the change in firearm deaths can be attributed to the gun law reforms.
Overview of gun laws by nation A study found evidence that gun control laws passed in Austria in reduced the rates of firearm suicide and homicide in that country. Gun-related hospitalizations also reversed their previous trend by decreasing 4.
The same study found a decline in overall youth suicide after the laws were passed, but also concluded that "it is not possible to determine the extent to which this was accounted for by changes in firearms legislation or other causes.U.S.
Gun Policy: Global Comparisons. The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass shootings by gunmen in civilian settings.
U.S. Gun Policy: Global Comparisons. The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass shootings by gunmen in civilian settings. Up until now, the pivotal strategy of this stealthy plot has been to use an incremental approach toward ever-increasing gun control. However, the jig is up, and the traitors to the Republic are going all out with an in-your-face gun grab. The relationship between gun ownership rates and gun violence rates, meanwhile, is well established. Reviews of the evidence, compiled by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control.
In some countries such as the United States, gun control may be legislated at either a federal level or a local and scholars remain deadlocked on a variety of issues. Notably, A study looked at gun control laws passed in Canada from to and found no evidence that these laws had a beneficial effect on firearm homicide rates.
In politicizing mass murders, gun control advocates, such as President Obama, insist that more laws against firearms can enhance public safety.
Over and over again, there are calls for common sense. [Epistemic status: I think I probably wrung the right conclusions out of this evidence, but this isn’t the only line of evidence bearing on the broader gun control issue and all I can say is what it’s consistent with.
Content warning for discussion of suicide, murder, and race].
Information concerning the effect of gun control policies in countries other than the United States. Americans taking guns into Canada or transporting guns through Canada need to know that the Canadian government has—and strictly enforces—zero-tolerance gun control laws that must be followed by U.S.
citizens taking firearms into Canada.