Actually, it’s based on neither. The ownership rate data in this article was based on a Journal for Injury Prevention poll. Many ownership rate sets used in this academic space don’t even use polls, they base their analysis on the ratio of gun suicides to total suicides.

I personally have some pretty sharp qualms with both of those methodologies, but there’s literally nothing else to go on.

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