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Risk of suicide, homicide, unintentional firearm deaths at home

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JAMA Network

What The Study Did: Personal protection is often cited as a reason for owning a firearm. Researchers in this study looked at 647 firearm deaths that occurred in homes in King County, Washington, from 2011 to 2018 and whether they were indicated as suicide, criminal homicide, self-defense homicide, unintentional or undetermined.

Authors: Elissa K. Butler, M.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author.

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