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KATU: Study shows suicide is the leading cause of gun-related deaths in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at John Hopkins studied how gun violence impacts Oregonians, just in time for a gun safety measure to hit the November ballot.

Next month, Oregonians will see Measure 114 on their ballots.

According to the John Hopkins study, there were nearly 600 gun deaths in Oregon and almost 40 were children and teens.

Research shows that 77% of those deaths were from suicide.

The study also showed that men were nearly four times more likely to die from gun violence than women and seven times more likely to die by firearm suicide than women.

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