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suicide-by-gun is by far the leading form of gun violence
More than 60% of gun deaths in America are suicides - over 24,000 suicides by gun each year.
Persons who attempt suicide by other methods usually fail and get a second chance. And 90% of those who fail do not go on to die by suicide.
But suicide attempts by gun result in death about 90% of the time. These people don't get a second chance.
The rate of suicide-by-gun is twice as high in rural areas than in urban areas.
Overall, states with lax gun laws have higher rates of suicide by gun.
How can suicide-by-gun be prevented?
safe storage of guns
extreme risk protection orders
waiting periods for gun purchases
You can help by urging lawmakers to address the public health crisis of suicide-by-gun by enacting the measures above.
For more on the suicide-by-gun crisis:
From Giffords Law Center - Fact Sheet
From Everytown for Gun Safety - Fact Sheet
it's time to re-enact an
assault weapons ban
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