Firearms Policy, Suicide Prevention and the Swedish Model

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Firearms Policy, Suicide Prevention and the Swedish Model
Author Khoshnood, Ardavan
Date 2018
English abstract
Suicide is a global health problem and committing suicide with a firearm is a common method. As recent studies discuss the importance of removing a firearm from a patient trying to commit suicide in the US, it is believed that Sweden and the Swedish model can be highly useful for American policymakers. Sweden has a low rate of firearm-related suicide which is believed to be a direct reflection of the highly restrictive gun laws of the country. On the contrary, the US, with a less restrictive gun laws, has a high level of firearm-related suicides. The US is thus in acute need of reforms in its gun laws, otherwise, any suicide preventive efforts may risk being in vain.
Link http://www.suicidology-online.com/pdf/SOL-2018-9-4.pdf .Icon
Publisher University of Molise
Host/Issue Suicidology Online;
Volume 9
ISSN 2078-5488
Language eng (iso)
Subject Suicide
Firearm
Sweden
Gun Laws
Suicide Prevention
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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