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Miller, Matthew, Catherine Barber, Richard A. White and Deborah Azrael. 2013 ‘Firearms and Suicide in the United States - The Presence of a Gun in the Home Is a Risk Factor for Suicide.’ American Journal of Epidemiology; Vol. 178, No. 6, p. 946. Baltimore MD: Oxford Journals / Oxford University Press. 23 August

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Every US case-control study, for example, has found that the presence of a gun in the home is a risk factor for suicide (7–20).


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