Evaluating the effect of state regulation of federally licensed firearm dealers on firearm homicide

Nathan Irvin, Karin Rhodes, Rose Cheney, Douglas Wiebe

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Abstract

Effective federal regulation of firearm dealers has proven difficult. Consequently, many states choose to implement their own regulations. We examined the impact of state-required licensing, record keeping of sales, allowable inspections, and mandatory theft reporting on firearm homicide from 1995 to 2010. We found that lower homicide rates were associated with states that required licensing and inspections. We concluded that firearm dealer regulations might be an effective harm reduction strategy for firearm homicide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1384-1386
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume104
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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