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We thank Dr Johnson1 for her contribution to our previous report on factors associated with firearm suicides. The study indicates that firearm access is a true risk factor for suicide. She correctly notes that marriage is a proxy for women's increased exposure to firearms in the home. We agree with this possibility. In fact, in a study on the growing problem of firearm suicide among older …
Funding This work was supported in part by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Competing interests None.
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