Gun suicide by young people in California: descriptive epidemiology and gun ownership

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Gun suicide by young people in California: descriptive epidemiology and gun ownership

Category: Firearm Availability, Suicide, Youth|Journal: Journal of Adolescent Health (full text)|Author: B Claire, G Wintemute, M Wright|Year: 2008

We studied the 336 firearm suicides occurring in California in 1997–1999 to persons under age 21. The gun used was most often owned by the victim or a family member living in the victim’s household. Prevention efforts should focus on gun ownership and accessibility.

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