"An evaluation of state firearms regulations and homicide suicide rates", from a Univ of Pittsburgh group. Now - 1st thing, while looking at gun laws, they compare "homicide" and "firearm homicide" rates - NOT "murder", "gun related murder", or other gun related crimes, so what exactly they were trying to prove escapes me; they mention however the attempt to study 'the benefits of shall issue laws enacted with the goal of curtailing fiream deaths'... [hmmmmmm...'K....thought they were enacted to give the people back the right to self-security, avoid letting the people be unwilling victims of violent criminals, or...] BUT ANYWAY, from Table 2: Rates per 100,000... Firearm Homicides [with shall issue law]: 5.00 Firearm Homicides [w/o shall issue law] : 5.90 All Homicides [rate with shall issue law] : 7.5 All homicides [rate w/o shall issue law] : 8.99 Summary Point 3::"A "shall issue" law that permits the carrying of a handgun in an unrestricted fashion may be associated with an increase in homicide rates." WHAT????? But the numbers...right there...BOTH "w/ shall issue" homicide rates were lower...??? Which do you think the reporters will quote is the "finding"of the study? And from Table 4 Suicides Rates per 100,00... Firearm Suicides [with shall issue law]: 9.70 Firearm Suicides [w/o shall issue law] : 10.20 All Suicides [rate with law] : 14.5 All Suicides [rate w/o law] :14.5 Summary point 4: "Little evidence was observed that any of the laws evaluated (they include legal age 21 laws) were associated with a significant reduction in either firearm homicide or firearm suicide rates."