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-UC Davis - Study does not find population-level changes in firearm homicide or suicide rates in California

Nov 20, 2018 - ENP Newswire

SACRAMENTO - A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after California simultaneously mandated comprehensive background checks for nearly all firearm sales and a prohibition on gun purchase and possession for persons convicted of most violent misdemeanor crimes found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2000.

The study, which posted online Oct. 12 as in press at the journal Annals of Epidemiology, was conducted by the Violence Preventio...