We do not agree that the 1996 changes to the gun laws in Australia after a notorious mass killing are unrelated to the subsequent decline in firearm deaths. Dr. McPhedran and Ms. Singh write from the perspective of the International Coalition for Women in Shooting and Hunting (http://www.ic-wish.org). However, figures obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (personal communication, Brooke Black, information consultant, Australian Bureau of Statistics, April 28, 2009) show that in the decade from 1988 to 1997, before the changes in the gun laws took effect, 240 women committed suicide using a firearm, compared with 115 in the decade from 1998 to 2007. By 2007 using a gun was a rare method of female suicide in Australia. The story for male suicide is similar. In the decade before 1997, a total of 4,128 men committed suicide using a firearm, whereas in the decade after the changes to the firearms laws the number of male suicides by firearm was 1,945. It is true that the rate of suicide by all methods has fallen from 14.7 per 100,000 in 1997 to 8.9 per 100,000 in 2007 (1). However, the decline was mainly due to reduced access to lethal means of suicide, including guns, poisonous gas, and lethal medication (1), and was not due to a decline in the number of suicide attempts or increased participation in mental health care (2).