Understanding Gun Violence

The Impact of Firearm Legislation on Domestic Homicide, Femicide, and Suicide: A Scoping Review

Project Status:In progress

Knowledge User(s)

Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns


Najma Ahmed, Julie Maggi

Funding Source(s)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Evidence Alliance
  • Unity Health Toronto

Project Objectives

To (1) determine what is known about what Canadian and International firearm legislations have been evaluated for their impact on suicide, femicide, homicide, and mass shooting rates in Canada and internationally; (2) determine what has been the impact of Canadian and International firearms legislation on rates of death by suicide, femicide, homicide, and mass shootings; and (3) identify what laws, policies, or other practices have improved or hindered the uptake of Canadian and international firearm legislation.

Research Approach

Scoping Review

Project Lead(s)

David Moher

Position: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Email: dmoher@ohri.ca

David Moher is a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, where he directs the Centre for Journalology (publication science ). He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He holds an MSc in epidemiology and PhD in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics.

Dr. Moher has been involved in developing the science of how to optimally conduct and report systematic reviews for most of his professional career. Another part of his research has focused on how best to develop reporting guidelines. He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT statement and the PRISMA statement. He also leads an active program investigating predatory journals and publishers. More recently he led a program to develop core competencies for scientific journal editors. He is actively developing a program to investigate alternatives to current incentives and rewards in academic medicine.

David Moher

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

David Moher is a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology...

Julian Little

Position: School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
Email: jlittle@uottawa.ca

Julian Little

School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Project Outputs

Protocol registration