suicide

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The National Academy of Sciences panel on firearms and violence has reported its findings. The press release says: There is no credible evidence that “right-to-carry” laws, which allow qualified adults to carry concealed handguns, either decrease or increase violent crime. To date, 34 states have enacted these laws. There is almost no evidence that violence-prevention…

Joseph Olson writes: Ask any gun dealer about women buying handguns for self protection. A dealer friend tells me that over =BD of his handgun purschasers are women but also tells me that most of them are very concerned that NO ONE will know that they have a gun. It’s his opinion, after talking with…

Gun ownership and suicide

Georgie Stanford writes: The thesis is the following: (1) Worldwide suicide rates are essentially the same regardless of political factors such as availability of firearms when matched for age and sex. Worldwide these are about 1.5% in all whole populations except for 2). Really? From the UN demographic yearbook I computed percentages of deaths that…