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Gun Wars: More gun suicides than murders in U.S., about even in Md.

Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one.

A national analysis of 2012 data found 18,602 firearm suicides in 44 states compared with about 9,655 firearm homicides in 49 states. That means at least 50 people died per day from firearm suicide; 26 died from firearm homicides. In Maryland, the numbers appear to be about even based on incomplete data.

Gun Wars: More gun suicides than murders in U.S., about even in Md.

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Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one.

A national analysis of 2012 data found 18,602 firearm suicides in 44 states compared with about 9,655 firearm homicides in 49 states. That means at least 50 people died per day from firearm suicide; 26 died from firearm homicides. In Maryland, the numbers appear to be about even based on incomplete data.

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Health Secretary Sharfstein had too much on his plate

Above: Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein in spotlight surrounded by reporters at news conference on Maryland Health Exchange. This is slightly edited version of a column that appears in the August

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