In Canada gun control, homicide rates not linked: Study.

Criminal record checks, 28-day waiting periods, the long-gun registry: not…

Criminal record checks, 28-day waiting periods, the long-gun registry: not one of these measures has done anything to stem Canadian firearm homicide rates, according to a new study by an emergency-medicine academic.

“No significant beneficial associations between firearms legislation and homicide or spousal homicide rates were found,” reads the abstract on the study, written by Caillin Langmann, a resident in the division of emergency medicine at Hamilton, Ont.’s McMaster University.

Langmann, himself a vocal foe of gun-control measures, has argued instead for enhanced social programs to combat the causes of gun violence.

To be published in an upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the study took Statistics Canada data on Canadian firearm homicides and compared them to three key pieces of Canadian firearms legislation.

Source: Canada.com

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