This paper aimed to determine if there is association between the strictness of gun control in a given state and the number of mass murder incidents per state in the United States. Controlling for population, gun control strictness was a weak, negative predictor of mass murder incidents and number of victims when a gun was used as a primary weapon. To understand the phenomenon of mass murder fully, mental health practitioners, law enforcement, and policymakers must make a joint effort so as to facilitate prevention.
Lewis, J. Scott
"The Relationship between Gun Control Strictness and Mass Murder in the United States: A National Study 2009-2015,"
International Social Science Review: Vol. 94
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/vol94/iss2/4