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80 Law & Contemp. Probs. 179 (2017)
Implementation and Effectiveness of Connecticut's Risk-Based Gun Removal Law: Does It Prevent Suicides

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                IMPLEMENTATION AND

    EFFECTIVENESS OF CONNECTICUT'S

RISK-BASED GUN REMOVAL LAW: DOES

                 IT  PREVENT SUICIDES?


        JEFFREY  W.  SWANSON,  PHD;  MICHAEL   A. NORKO,  MD,  MAR

              HSiu-Ju  LIN, PHD; KELLY  ALANIS-HIRSCH,   PHD

       LINDA  K. FRISMAN,  PHD; MADELON V. BARANOSKI, PHD, MSN

       MICHELE  M. EASTER,  PHD;  ALLISON  G. ROBERTSON,   PHD,  MPH

          MARVIN   S. SWARTZ,  MD  AND  RICHARD   J. BONNIE, LLB*

                                      I
                              INTRODUCTION

    Developing practical, effective, and legally sustainable policies to separate
firearms from  people  at risk of harming   themselves or  others presents a
potentially important, but challenging, public health opportunity for gun violence
prevention in the United States. Risk-based, temporary, preemptive gun removal
is a  legal tool that  four states-Connecticut,'  Indiana,2 California,' and
Washington4-have adopted, and which has recently attracted considerable



Copyright @ 2017 by the authors.
This article is also available online at http://lcp.law.duke.edul.
   * Jeffrey W. Swanson, PhD, Kelly Alanis-Hirsch, PhD, Michele M. Easter, PhD, Allison G.
Robertson, PhD, MPH, and Marvin S. Swartz, MD, are with the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Hsiu-Ju Lin, PhD, and Linda K. Frisman,
PhD, are with the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Michael A. Norko, MD, MAR, and
Madelon V. Baranoski, PhD, MSN, are with the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of
Medicine. Richard J. Bonnie, LLB, is with the University of Virginia Law School. The authors wish to
acknowledge the assistance of Tameka Hollis, MBA, and are grateful to the collaborating state agencies
in Connecticut for contributing the data that made this research possible. The research presented in this
article was supported by The Fund for a Safer Future, The Elizabeth K. Dollard Trust, and The Brain
and Behavior Foundation. The research, in part, was previously presented at the conference, Second
Generation of Second Amendment Law and Policy at New York University School of Law in New York
City on Friday, April 8, 2016; and as part of Dr. Swanson's Frontiers in Science distinguished lecture at
the American Psychiatric Association's 169th annual meeting, in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 16, 2016.
Corresponding author contact: Jeffrey W. Swanson, PhD; Box 3071 DUMC, Durham, NC, 27710;
jeffrey.swanson@duke.edu; 919 682-4827.
    1. CONN. GEN. STAT. § 29-38c (1999).
    2. IND. CODE ANN. § 35-47-14 (2006).
    3. CAL. PENAL CODE § 18100 (2016).
    4. Washington Individual Gun Access Prevention by Court Order, Initiative 1491 (2016).

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