Murders more likely in workplaces allowing weapons

June 2005
Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Jun2005, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p10
Reports that murders are three times more likely to occur in workplaces that permit employees to carry weapons than in workplaces that prohibit all weapons. Results of a study published in the periodical "American Journal of Public Health"; Risk of homicide.


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