Year: 1993 Source: AAS Newslink, v.19, no.2, (Summer 1993), p.9 SIEC No: 19960168

Reviews several studies from Canada & the US on the effect of gun control on suicide rates. It is concluded that gun control reduces suicide. However, studies on the phenomenon of switching, when other methods are controlled (e.g.domestic gas, car exhaust) have shown divergent results. Restricting access to guns is a sound third option to suicide prevention in addition to individual treatment & suicide prevention centres. Restricting access decreases suicide & other forms of violence.