Firearms account for half of all suicides in the U.S.

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  • According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, "Firearms account for almost 50% of all suicides."[1]
  • According to a study by the National Research Council, reported by RAND Corporation, "In 2004, the National Research Council (NRC) concluded:

"States, regions, and countries with higher rates of household gun ownership have higher rates of gun suicide. There is also cross-sectional, ecological association between gun ownership and overall risk of suicide, but this association is more modest than the association between gun ownership and gun suicide; it is less consistently observed across time, place, and persons; and the causal relation remains unclear. . . . The risk of suicide is highest immediately after the purchase of a handgun, suggesting that some firearms are specifically purchased for the purpose of committing suicide."'"[2]

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  1. "Suicide Statistics". 
  2. RAND Corporation. "The Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide", National Research Council, United States, Retrieved on 28 March 2019.