John Keplan's wonderful article, “Controlling Firearms” (1979), has stimulated my thinking along those lines.

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All numbers from National Safety Council, Accident Facts,http://
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D. Gunnell et al., “Method Availability and the Prevention of Suicide: A Reanalysis of Secular Trends in England & Wales, 1950–1970,” Social Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiology 25 (2000): 437–43.
Jennifer Warren, “Soltys Is Charged in Death of Fetus Arraignment: A Seventh Murder Count Is Added against Suspect Accused of Slaying Six Relatives,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 5, 2001, Metro desk, B1; Pat Doyle, “Iowa Man Bludgeoned Family, Prosecutors Say Seven Deaths Are Sioux City's Worst Mass Killing,” Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune, Sept. 2, 2001, 9A; Emily Gersema, “$7Million Bail Set for Man Accused of Killing Seven in Iowa,” Seattle Times, Sept. 2, 2001, A2.
Ford Fessenden, “They Threaten, Seethe and Unhinge, Then Kill in Quantity,” New York Times, Apr. 9, 2000, sec. A1, col. 1.


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