Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gun Law

 Firearms-related deaths and injuries increased 70 percent in parts of California in the weeks after gun shows in neighboring Nevada, which has fewer regulations on such events, a University of California, Berkeley study released on Monday found.

The study, which was partly funded by the National Institutes of Health, examined firearm injury rates before and after California and Nevada gun shows between 2005 and 2013 in areas of California near the shows. Researchers found that rates of firearm injuries were steady after California gun shows but increased significantly, from 0.67 to 1.14 per 100,000 people, in California regions near the Nevada shows.

California’s stricter gun regulations could help explain why there was an increase after Nevada gun shows and not California shows. California has some of the nation’s strictest gun laws, including a comprehensive set of regulations on gun shows. Nevada’s gun laws are some of the least restrictive in the country and impose fewer rules on gun shows.

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