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Comment & Response
November 25, 2013

Firearm Legislation and Gun-Related Fatalities

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University Hospitals, Stanford, California
  • 3Medical Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(21):2011. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.9958

To the Editor With regard to the study by Fleegler et al,1 critics of stronger gun control policies argue that there is no rational impetus to strengthen the laws. They note that gun-related deaths have remained constant over the last 10 years; 10.4 gun-related deaths per 100 000 in the United States in 2002 and 10.3 per 100 000 in 2011.2

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