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Association of Prior Convictions for Driving Under the Influence With Risk of Subsequent Arrest for Violent Crimes Among Handgun Purchasers.

Rose MC Kagawa, Susan Stewart, Mona A Wright, Aaron B Shev, Veronica A Pear, Christopher D McCort, Rocco Pallin, Rameesha Asif-Sattar, Sydney Sohl, Philip H Kass, Magdalena Cerdá, Paul Gruenewald, David M Studdert, Garen J Wintemute

JAMA Internal Medicine | Published : 2020

Abstract

Importance: Alcohol use is a risk factor for firearm-related violence, and firearm owners are more likely than others to report risky drinking behaviors. Objective: To study the association between prior convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and risk of subsequent arrest for violent crimes among handgun purchasers. Design: In this retrospective, longitudinal cohort study, 79 678 individuals were followed up from their first handgun purchase in 2001 through 2013. The study cohort included all legally authorized handgun purchasers in California aged 21 to 49 years at the time of purchase in 2001. Individuals were identified using the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) Dealer..

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