Year: 1984 Source: Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1984. p.95-111 SIEC No: 20040721

In this chapter, the author reviews the research studies that have been conducted to explore whether strict handgun control laws do have an impact on homicide & suicide rates. The limitations of the research are identified. The author finds a consistent relationship between suicides caused by the use of guns & gun control statutes. Implications for future research & policy issues are discussed. (18 refs)