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Starboard Tack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:49 PM
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164. Wrong again. Your denial is staggering.
In the new report, in the current issue of The Journal of Trauma, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health said they had found evidence that the ready availability of firearms is likely to have the greatest effect on suicide rates in groups characterized by more impulsive behavior.

The researchers, led by Dr. Matthew Miller, compared statistics on gun ownership by state with statistics on suicide. They also took into account factors like poverty, mental illness and drug abuse.

When they looked at the 15 states with the highest firearm ownership, the researchers found that twice as many people committed suicide as in the six states with the lowest firearm ownership. The population in each group of states was about the same, the researchers said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/health/17risk.html


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