Year: 1988 Source: Psychological Reports, v.63, (1988), p.606 SIEC No: 20021163

The percentage of suicides using handguns in each state was correlated with a measure of the strictness of the handgun control laws of the states in 1980. The Pearson correlation indicated that in the states where the handgun control laws were stricter, people used long guns relatively more often for suicide. (1 ref)