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US Surgeons General on Gun Violence 'Epidemic'

15 June 1992

Philadelphia Local News (Philly.com)

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and George Lundberg, editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, think that if we look closely at death rates due to firearms, it will make gun-control advocates out of most of us. Consider a few of them: - Between 1960 and 1980, the U.S. homicide rate due to guns increased 160 percent, while the population rose 26 percent. - Nationally, gunshot wounds are the second biggest cause of death among Americans age... (GunPolicy.org)

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Australia

Access the Problem, Not Illness, Say Experts

3 September 1991

Sydney Morning Herald

Psychiatrists have dismissed as "absurd" a suggestion by gun lobbyists that psychotic people or people with psychological problems should be listed on a register which would prohibit them from owning guns. Dr William Andrews, chairman of the NSW Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), said the idea was based on a myth, perpetuated by popular fiction and films, that all mentally ill people were dangerous. "In reality, the vast... (GunPolicy.org)

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