Guns and the IOM

From the NYT, on this week’s Institute of Medicine report on how American’s under 50 die more often and younger than their counterparts in the rest of the industrialized world:

The rate of firearm homicides was 20 times higher in the United States than in the other countries, according to the report, which cited a 2011 study of 23 countries. And though suicide rates were lower in the United States, firearm suicide rates were six times higher.

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