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August 4, 1999

Violent Criminal Activity Among Handgun Purchasers With Prior Misdemeanor Convictions

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;282(5):425-427. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-5-jbk0804

To the Editor: Several observations adversely affected the quality of the data and analysis of the study by Dr Wintemute and colleagues1 of authorized purchasers of handguns who had misdemeanor convictions, and the call for legislative gun restrictions against individuals with prior misdemeanor offenses by Brady et al.2