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Fact Sheet: Gun Laws and Suicide

Fact Sheet: Gun Laws and Suicide

Aside from buybacks and laws that directly reduce gun ownership, firearm laws can only have an effect on the suicide rate of populations not previously exposed to firearms. Most firearm laws are not passed with reducing suicides as their primary intent, thereby...

Fact Sheet: Gun Ownership and Suicide

Fact Sheet: Gun Ownership and Suicide

There were 22,938 firearm suicides in the US in 2016 Firearms are the most lethal significant means of suicide with an 82.5% fatality rate, versus a fatality rate of 4% for all suicide attempts. Lethality matters, as approximately 90% of individuals don't attempt...

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