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1 April 2008

Harvard Public Health Review (Boston) Spring, 2008

In the United States, suicides outnumber homicides almost two to one. Perhaps the real tragedy behind suicide deaths — about 30,000 a year, one for every 45 attempts — is that so many could be prevented. Research shows that whether attempters live or die depends in large part on the ready availability of highly lethal means, especially firearms. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health of all 50 U.S. states reveals a powerful link between rates of firearm... (GunPolicy.org)

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