Year: 1994 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.151, no.4, (April 1994), p.606-608 SIEC No: 19940292

To assess the impact of the 1978 Canadian gun control law on suicide rates in Ontario, the authors compared firearm & nonfirearm suicide rates for 1965-1977 with those for 1979-1989. There was a decrease in level & trend over time of firearm & total suicide rates & no indication of substitution of other methods. These decreases may be only partly due to the legislation. (5 refs.)