American Public Health Association – Association Between Connecticut’s Permit-to-Purchase Handgun Law and Homicides

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This is a test of the idea that all handguns have to have a permit, including ones bought at gun shows and from current gun owners. In Connecticut, it lowered homicide  40%.   Objectives. We sought to estimate the effect of Connecticut’s implementation of a handgun permit-to-purchase law in October 1995 on subsequent homicides.Methods. Using the synthetic control method, we …

Bipartisan Support for Expanded Background Checks on Gun Sales | Pew Research Center

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The majority of people are still for background checks at gun shows and for private sales (there are none now in many places).  I am not convinced that preventing “mentally ill” people from buying guns would make much difference, overall. It is not possible to predict who will kill themselves or become violent. On the other hand,  I am not thrilled …

American Public Health Association – Association Between Connecticut’s Permit-to-Purchase Handgun Law and Homicides

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Association Between Connecticut’s Permit-to-Purchase Handgun Law and Homicides Kara E. Rudolph, PhD, MPH, MHS, Elizabeth A. Stuart, PhD, Jon S. Vernick, JD, and Daniel W. Webster, ScD, MPHKara E. Rudolph is with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Center for Health and Community, University of California, San Francisco; and Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public …