Year: 1990 Source: Canadian Journal of Criminology, v.32, no.1, (January 1990), p.137-154 SIEC No: 19902065

Examines the impact on violent crime, suicides & accidental deaths of Canadian legislation regulating the acquisition of firearms. The evidence suggests that the 1977 legislation had little perceptible impact in any of these areas. One possible reason, apart from the possible conclusion that gun control has no direct effect on behaviour, is that, despite thelegislation, the actual availability of firearms in the hands of Canadians has risen. (22 refs.)