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Examining association of changes in firearm laws with suicides among youth

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Researchers investigated whether loosening of state firearm restrictions in Missouri were associated with changes in rates of suicide by firearms among young people ages 14 to 24.

Authors: Apurva Bhatt, M.D., of the University of Missouri-Kansas City/Center for Behavioral Medicine in Kansas City, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.24303)

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