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What Works? Three Laws that Prevent Gun Deaths

A number of laws have been passed at the state level to address firearm safety. Some laws loosen restrictions on gun ownership while others tighten restrictions on gun ownership. Not all firearm-related laws are effective. Researchers conducted a [...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Missing Link Between Mental Health and Guns

The crime rate in the United States has decreased despite public perception. However, the death rate from firearms – especially for suicides – has not seen as great a reduction. Source: Iorna (Flickr/CC) Researchers at Duke and the [...]

August 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Suicides Account for Bulk of Firearm Deaths

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death among youth ages 16 to 25. Politicians have renewed interest in the gun control debate in the wake of several mass shootings; however, suicides [...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

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