Reuters (1/3, Seaman) reports that a JAMA Psychiatry study researchers found that US teens say they have easy access to guns even if they have a risk of suicide or known mental health problems. In the study, 41 percent of teens in general stated that they had easy access to guns, the same percentage of teens with a history of suicide attempts or mental illness that reported having easy access to guns. According to Reuters, the study collected data during a three-year period from 2001-2004 and involved 10,123 US teens between 13 and 18 years old. The Fox News (1/4) website also covered the story.
— “U.S. teens have same firearm access regardless of suicide risk,” Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters, January 2, 2015.