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Gun Ownership Rates Linked to Suicide Rates

Gun Ownership Rates Linked to Suicide Rates



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Greg Neft, KSL NewsradioThe Harvard survey says states that have high gun ownership rates, like Utah, also have higher suicide rates. But Jenalee Tobias with Women Against Gun Control says, "Guns do not cause suicide."

Tobias says people who use a firearm to commit suicide may have done it without the gun. "Whoever is intent on committing suicide, they, it seems that statistics would bear out, that they are desperate and will use the means possible."

She does say, however, if you have family or friends who may be suicidal, "Remove the guns from the home, by all means." She calls the study irresponsible

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