A new Federal study shows firearm deaths are on the rise, specifically self-inflicted ones among teenagers.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports:

A study by the Centers For Disease Control say close to 60,000 deaths in major metropolitan areas of the U.S. are caused by guns and that the number of suicides is higher than homicides, especially among people aged 10 to 19.

Mercy: "Homicide and suicide are the second and third leading cause of death in that age group. And firearms are the primary mechanism for homicides and suicides. But, the findings for 10 to 19 year-olds also showed that firearms homicides declined."

The CDC's Doctor Jim Mercy. The study also showed similar trends for adults.

Eben Brown, FOX News Radio.

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