According to the APA (American Psychiatric Association), over half of all suicides involve guns.
This is a difficult problem to solve, but there are things that can be done to minimize the danger.
A family member may buy a gun with good intentions of protecting the family.
Unbeknownst to them, another family member might use that gun to commit suicide.
We must emphasize to gun owners that their guns should be under lock and key where no one who is depressed or experiencing overwhelming stress can have access to them.
They need to become mindful of the emotional and mental health of everyone in their home.
Can they commit suicide another way?
Of course they can, but that doesn’t make it okay to leave guns in easy access areas.
Be a responsible gun owner.
Protect your family by locking up your guns.
You probably won’t need it for anything else anyway, according to statistics. I understand that having a gun makes some people feel safer, just don’t let fear rule your actions.
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