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Richard Rider

Guns cause suicide? U.S. has world’s highest gun ownership rate and LOW suicide rate.

A common gun control canard is that “guns cause suicides.” They point to our nation’s high gun ownership rate, and our “resulting” high incidence of suicide.
Only one problem — the U.S. DOES NOT HAVE A HIGH SUICIDE RATE. Japan, which bans guns, has a suicide rate more than double ours.
Indeed, among the 26 OECD “civilized” countries — ALL of which have much lower rates of gun ownership — the U.S. has the 9th lowest suicide rate.
Sigh. Facts are such troubling things.