Firearm background checks and suicide: Learning more about firearms and suicide

Matthew Lang, 19 January 2014

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In the year following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, states throughout the US introduced approximately 1,500 bills on guns. Of the 109 bills that have become laws in the past year, 70 actually loosened gun restrictions. These looser laws tend to be in states where Republicans control the state legislature.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research, Politics and economics
Tags: gun control, suicide

Guns and votes: The victory of an intense minority against an apathetic majority

Laurent Bouton, Paola Conconi, Francisco J Pino, Maurizio Zanardi, 9 December 2013

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On 14 December 2012, 20 children and six staff members were murdered in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Topics: Politics and economics
Tags: gun control, voting

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