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States with the highest suicide rates are also the top gun-owning states

Oklahoman Published: February 14, 2013
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NYTimes.com reports that despite the attention on mass shootings and assault weapons, far more Americans die by turning firearms on themselves.


Nearly 20,000 of the 30,000 deaths from guns in the United States in 2010 were suicides, according to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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