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States with laws that hold gun owners accountable when children access unsecured guns saw an 8 percent decrease in overall suicide rates, and an 11 percent decrease in firearm suicide rates, among adolescents aged 14 to 17.

Webster D.W., Vernick J.S., Zeoli A.M., & Manganello J. A. “Association between youth-focused firearm laws and youth suicides”. JAMA. (2004).

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