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Gun Suicide

Stronger Gun Laws, Less Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Muggah

Strong gun laws are not equivalent to taking guns away from citizens. To the contrary, they consist of transparent rules and procedures designed to manage the possession, storage and carrying of firearms in order to limit access to legitimate users alone.

The Gun Violence Stats the NRA Doesn't Want You to Consider

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

If we define gun violence as using a gun to end a human life, the FBI is telling us that less than 10 percent of those fatalities would be eliminated if we got rid of all violent crime.

Can Gun Control Reduce Suicides?

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

One of the major reasons for the polarization between the two sides in the gun violence debate is that one side, the NRA side, refuses to admit that suicide has anything to do with gun violence at all.

Lawmakers Recognize 'Having Blinders On' Won't Help Prevent Suicides

Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Jennifer Bendery

Leading Cause Of Gun Deaths Largely Absent In Gun Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When faith leaders sat down with Vice President Joe Biden last week to talk about the next steps in advancing gun control legislation, t...

So Many Guns, 6-Year-Olds Now Threaten Life

Paul Helmke | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Police continue to investigate how a 6-year-old armed himself, but here's something that's already clear. Guns are so easy to get, they can end up in the hands of a 6-year-old, turning the confines of an elementary school into a zone of discord.

Michigan CCW Holders' Suicide Rate Higher Than Michigan's General Population

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

Concealed handgun license holders in the Wolverine State commit suicide at a rate higher than the general Michigan population according to information...

Glenn Beck: Object Lesson on Gun Suicide

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

In January 2008, Glenn Beck cheered a state legislator who had introduced a bill to allow college students to carry concealed handguns on campus. Dis...