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Association of state-level firearm deaths with firearm laws in neighboring states

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: In this pooled analysis involving firearm laws and firearm-related deaths from 2000 to 2019 in the 48 contiguous states, a permit requirement for purchasing all firearms had an interstate association with decreased total firearm-related deaths and homicide, whereas the prohibition of firearm possession for individuals who have committed a violent misdemeanor had an interstate association with decreased firearm suicide. These findings suggest that synergic legislative action to implement firearm laws in proximate states may help prevent firearm-related deaths.

Authors: Ye Liu, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the corresponding author.

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