Suicide in the home in relation to gun ownership.

  title={Suicide in the home in relation to gun ownership.},
  author={Arthur L. Kellermann and Frederick P. Rivara and Grant W. Somes and Donald T. Reay and Juan Francisco and J G Banton and J Prodzinski and Corinne L Fligner and Bela B. Hackman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={327 7},
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that limiting access to firearms could prevent many suicides, but this belief is controversial. To assess the strength of the association between the availability of firearms and suicide, we studied all suicides that took place in the homes of victims in Shelby County, Tennessee, and King County, Washington, over a 32-month period. METHODS For each suicide victim (case subject), we obtained data from police or the medical examiner and interviewed a proxy… CONTINUE READING

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