Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act establishes a 5-day waiting period and background check for handgun purchases.


General Accounting Office report Public Health Services: Agencies Use Different Approaches to Protect Public Against Disease and Injury is published.


Third International Conference on Safe Communities is held in Harstad, Norway.


The Partnership Against Violence Network is created in response to a report to the President and the Domestic Policy Council by the Interdepartmental Working Group on Violence.


A Report of the Task Force on Trauma Research is published by NIH.


Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act bans manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles and handguns with specific characteristics.


Injury Prevention begins publication.


National Violence Prevention Conference—Bridging Science and Program is held in Des Moines, Iowa.


Fourth International Conference on Safe Communities is held in McMurray, Alberta, Canada.


All states but one have mandatory seat-belt use laws.


International Conference on Bicycle Helmet Initiatives is held in Melbourne, Australia


Third International Conference on Injury Prevention and Control is held in Melbourne, Australia.


NRC publishes Understanding Violence Against Women.

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