So there was a study that found gun ownership rates had a direct correlation to teen suicide rates. They found that for every 10 percent increase in household gun ownership, the youth suicide rate increased by 26.9 percent. There are so many flaws in this logic that it is laughable.

The first is that they compared Alaska and South Dakota’s high gun ownership rates and high suicide rates to New York and New Jersey. They ignore population density as being a factor. When you compare New York and New Jersey to Alabama and Mississippi, the rates are closer. Perhaps the lack of access to timely EMS and trauma centers means that an attempted suicide is more likely to be a successful suicide.

Nah, it’s easier to blame guns.

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