1. Across states, more guns = more female violent deaths

We analyzed the relationship between firearm availability and unintentional gun death, homicide and suicide for women across the 50 states over a ten-year period.  Women in states with many guns have elevated rates of unintentional gun deaths, suicides and homicides, particularly firearm suicides and firearm homicides.

Miller, Matthew; Azrael, Deborah; Hemenway, David.  Firearm availability and unintentional firearm deaths, suicide, and homicide among women.  Journal of Urban Health.  2002; 79:26-38.


2. Across high-income countries, more guns = more female homicide deaths

We analyzed the relationship between gun availability and homicides of women with data from 25 high-income countries. Across developed nations, where gun are more available, there are more homicides of women.  The United States has the most firearms and U.S. women are far more likely to be homicide victims than women in other developed countries.

Hemenway, David; Shinoda-Tagawa, Tomoko; Miller, Matthew.  Firearm availability and female homicide victimization rates across 25 populous high-income countries.  Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association.  2002; 57:100-04