Growing US Suicide Rate Reveals Effect Of Widespread Availability Of Firearms

The Washington Post (7/13) “Wonkblog” reports that the “growing suicide rate” in the US “reveals the much bigger effect of widespread firearm availability.” Two years ago, “42,773 Americans killed themselves according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” and half of those people “did so with guns.” The number of people who took their own lives with firearms is “not only more than the number of Americans who were killed in mass shootings, it’s more than the number of people who were killed with guns in homicides and accidents combined.”

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— “To reduce suicides, look at guns,” Kim Soffen, Washington Post, July 13, 2016.

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