Number of gun related suicides in Austria has fallen since tightening of gun controlsBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39325.592130.DB (Published 06 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:471
- Jane Burgermeister
The number of homicides and suicides involving firearms has fallen dramatically in Austria since gun control laws were tightened in 1997, concludes a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2007;191:253-7).
In 1997 the Austrian government tightened its legislation on firearms in line with a European Council directive on controlling the acquisition and possession of weapons.
The study also found that the fall in the number of firearm related suicides was not associated with an …