- Apr 3, 2006
If gun ownership causes a rise in non-firearm suicides and homicides it seems a stretch to say the presence of the gun is the cause, no?
I haven't seen that study, but the ones I have seen, indicate that owning a gun drastically increases death by suicide, and the method is suicide by gun:
Men who own handguns are eight times more likely to die of gun suicides than men who don’t own handguns, and women who own handguns are 35 times more likely than women who don’t.
I don't think anyone needs to explain the logic here.