The risk of suicide among children can be reduced by storing firearms securely, unloaded, and away from ammunition, according to Deborah Azrael and Matthew Miller.
People in Massachusetts are buying more guns—mostly handguns, which people tend to buy for self-protection.
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Deaths from gun suicide in 11 congressional districts across Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee are roughly double the national average.
Around the U.S., public health practitioners are partnering with gun owners to prevent firearm suicides by encouraging voluntary storage—removal of guns from the home—during times of crisis.
Roughly half of those who die by suicide in the U.S. use a firearm. That’s why reducing access to lethal means is key to reducing suicides, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Catherine Barber.