Firearm legislation and mortality in the USA

@article{Hemenway2016FirearmLA,
  title={Firearm legislation and mortality in the USA},
  author={David Hemenway},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2016},
  volume={387},
  pages={1796-1797}
}

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