Prevent Gun Assisted Suicide

Suicide is a Gun Issue, Really

The issue of gun control is a hot button for most. As we peruse our smart devices, or sit down to watch the nightly news, we can’t help but be outraged and spurred into action when we see the senseless killing of our American youth after the latest school active shooter incident. However, did you know that according to data compiled by the CDC, there were 9,039 more firearm related suicides than firearm homicides in 2016? Firearm suicides outnumber firearm homicides nearly two to one. That’s a fact and one that most Americans tend to ignore year after year. It’s time to discuss this reality seriously and prevent firearm related suicides by invoking gun control laws that can stop individuals from taking their own lives and in some cases, the lives of others. Mental Health Issue or Gun Issue? Why is America stuck on categorizing the horrific issue of suicide? Suicide is mostly viewed as a mental health issue, one that often gets pushed aside the gun issue since it’s a “personal choice”. However, people are still dying, and usually at the end of a gun barrel. What about the gunman that takes his own life after the incident?...

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