Firearm Prevalence and AYA Deaths

In retrospect, there is evidence that the U.S. Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994-2004 not only prevented firearm sales escalation, it also prevented firearm deaths, especially suicides, in the U.S. older adolescent and young adult (AYA) population.

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Red Flag Laws

States that passed Red Flag Laws have prevented the escalation of firearm deaths that have occurred in the rest of the U.S.  Connecticut was the first to do so, in 1999, followed by Indiana in 2014 and California in 2014. Together, the three have have had a statistically-significant decrease in their firearm rate; those without such laws have had a 21% increase (p << 0.05).