New study links low gun suicide rate with strict gun laws


New study links low gun suicide rate with strict gun laws

New York has the third lowest gun suicide rate in the United States, which a gun violence prevention advocacy group attributes to its tight gun laws.

In a study conducted by the Violence Policy Center, states with relatively lax gun laws — like Montana and West Virginia — have some of the highest suicide rates in the country. Gun violence experts said the findings demonstrate that overall suicide rates could also drop if gun laws were tightened.

The VPC is a nonprofit organization known for gun control advocacy. The organization conducted the study using 2016 data of gun suicide deaths in every state. The data was broken down between five states with the highest gun suicide rates and five states with the lowest gun suicide rates.

Source: Times Unition
New study links low gun suicide rate with strict gun laws

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