Spikes in handgun purchases after high-profile events linked to more firearm injuries

A recent study assessed the sharp rise in handgun purchasing in 2012 after Sandy Hook and the re-election of President Obama, across 499 Californian cities. It estimated whether the excess handgun purchases increased fatal and non-fatal injuries. It found that these spikes in handgun purchases have been linked to a 4 percent increase in firearm injury in California.

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