Year: 2016 Source: The Social Science Journal.(2015).52(2):168–175. SIEC No: 20160602


The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of child access prevention (CAP) laws and minimum age laws on state-level youth firearm-related suicide rates and unintentional death rates.

This is one of the few studies that focuses on youth death rates and looks at laws that have the most impact on youth suicides and unintentional deaths.

Although state laws appear mixed in their effects on youth deaths by firearms, federal minimum age possession laws appear to be effective in reducing both suicides and unintentional deaths among youths.


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