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Homes that have guns are 5-times more likely to experience suicide of a household member than homes without guns (Kellerman, A, 1993)

In 2003, nearly half of suicide-related deaths among all ages in Los Angeles County were committed with firearms
(California Vital Statistics Death Statistical Master File)

Access to firearms, greatly increases the likelihood that someone will commit suicide. A gun in the home is 11 times more likely to be used to attempt or commit a suicide than to be used in self-defense
(Kellerman, A 1998)

Homes that have guns are 5-times more likely to experience suicide of a household member than homes without guns
(Kellerman, A, 1993)

Unlike suicide attempts using other methods, an estimated 92% of suicide attempts with guns are fatal
(Wintemute, et al, 1988).

A temporarily depressed adolescent will never get a second chance at life. Nearly two-thirds of all completed teenage suicides Nationwide involved a firearm
(CDC National Center for Health Statistics mortality report online, 2005)

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