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1 October 2002

Reuters

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers should agree to build a nationwide research network and consider restricting access to guns in an effort to lower the nation's suicide rate, a federal panel recommended Tuesday. Experts said that the nation has paid scant attention to understanding and preventing suicides even though they outnumber homicides by nearly 42%. Approximately 29,500 Americans died from suicide versus 17,000 from homicide in 1999, according to the National Center for... (GunPolicy.org)

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