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Letters Gun control

Australian and US gun deaths compared

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 15 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1005
  1. Simon Chapman, professor of public health1
  1. 1University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  1. simon.chapman{at}

The myopic parochialism of US debate on gun control astonishes many who live overseas.1 The population of the US is 14.4 times that of Australia; …

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