Year: 1987 Source: Sociology and Social Research, v.71, (July 1987), p.287-288 SIEC No: 19880409

Suicide rates by guns, by all other means & overall for each continental state were related to 3 indirect measures of gun ownership. Reduced access to guns was significantly correlated to lower suicide rate by guns. Strictness of gun control laws was associated with a lower overall rate & accidental death rate & percent of homicides by gun were related to higher suicide rates by other methods. (KM)