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Letters US school shooting

US gun massacres are preventable

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 18 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1664
  1. Anthony Staines, professor of health systems
  1. School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Republic of Ireland
  1. anthony.staines{at}

I am not quite as despondent as Kamerow about the aftermath of the US school shooting on Valentine’s day,1 but I am angry about what has been allowed to happen.

Only a few US households (probably one in three) possess guns, and just over …

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