Missouri gun murders 'rose after law repeal'
Researchers claim a new study provides some of the most compelling evidence yet for tighter gun controls in the US.
The team followed the consequences of the State of Missouri repealing its permit-to-purchase handgun law in 2007 which required purchasers to be vetted by the local sheriff and to receive a licence before buying a gun.
Prof Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, told the BBC repealing the law "had a very immediate and profound impact on lethal violence."
17 Feb 2014
- From the section Science & Environment