The National Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention used the 2017 SHOT Show to scale up their campaign to stop 10,000 deaths over the next decade.
Laws That Allow for Temporarily Removing Guns from High-Risk People Linked to a Reduction in Suicides
For every 10.5 guns collected under Connecticut’s gun violence restraining orders, one person was stopped from taking his or her own life, researchers estimate. Eleven states are considering similar policies.
Here’s why that might be a huge development.
Some skeptics attribute suicide trends to variables other than the availability of firearms. Fresh research from the Harvard School of Public Health and Northeastern University may put the debate to rest.