The decision to end one’s own life is often an impulse. When firearms are involved, that impulse is almost always fatal.
Matt Grawitch@CoyneoftheRealm Only 6% of attempted suicides include a gun. 71% involve an overdose. Guns just happen 2 work a lot more quickly & effectively. Keeping guns away from people with mental illness will help, but possible other means may simply rise in effect.
Matt Grawitch@CoyneoftheRealm I don't know whether #guncontrol would do much for suicide rates. According to WHO data, countries with much tighter gun control laws still have suicide rates comparable to US. People would just find different means.