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Suicide, Homicide, Mass Shooting Rates After Australian Gun Law Reforms

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Objective: To review Australian statistics after the implementation of restrictive gun laws and the effect on suicides, mass shootings, and homicides. Methods: The Australian databases for suicide and homicide with or without firearms were reviewed. After a mass shooting, the government passed a legislation forbidding sales and ownership of rapid-fire long guns in Australia. They reviewed this during a period of 18 years (1979 to 1996) prior to law implementation and 18 years after more...
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