The Link Between Intimate Partner Homicides And Firearm Legislation
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Dr. Erica L. Gollub is an Associate Professor in the Health Science Program at Pace University College of Health Professions. Her research focusses on diverse areas of gender and health.

                       

The Link Between Intimate Partner Homicides And Firearm Legislation

Firearm use is responsible for nearly 40,000 deaths and 80,000 injuries yearly in the US, with 2018 statistics marking the highest such rates seen in decades. Identifying focused, effective ways to reduce firearm violence is of significant public health interest. Legislation restricting access to or carriage of firearms is a key harm reduction strategy, but research is needed to identify and document the effectiveness of laws that target specific categories of firearm violence for maximal impact in reducing death and...

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