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Exit International US, Pieter Admiraal et al. The most recent evidence comes from a study by Daniel Webster and several colleagues at the John Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public Health. Had there been a substitution effect in Missouri, we would expect suicides by alternative methods to decrease, indicating that individuals were exchanging other methods for newly available firearms, resulting in no net change in overall suicides.
But since Missouri did see an increase in gun suicide rates, with no offsetting decrease in alternative methods, it would seem to indicate that this spike was driven by greater access to firearms.
The John Hopkins study is supported by a review which found significant international and domestic evidence that policies such as permit requirements and waiting periods significantly lower suicide rates.
With suicide rates climbing in the U. While increasing access to mental health programs is important, focusing on decreasing access to firearms is a proven method of saving lives. Studies show that when a woman owns a firearm, it is far more likely to be used against her than by her.
Politicians have been calling on Americans to arm themselves in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, and industry reps say sales are up. But years of research say that keeping a gun in a home increases shooting risks.
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For those attempting a suicide aiming at the chest, the heart is target. Deflection by the ribs can be an issue. Stone 4 suggests aiming under or between the left side ribs, with an upward trajectory toward the right side of the neck. Even if fatal heart damage is not caused, there is a fair chance of fatal results by hitting either the aorta largest artery or the vena cava largest vein , or their major branches.
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