People are scared into hoarding guns to protect themselves when more firearms are used to commit suicide than murder. The NRA and the media don’t mention these statistics. Families might think twice about keeping weapons at home when a family member is suffering from clinical depression and/or drug abuse. Stop being afraid of mental illness, looking away, not talking about it. Or thinking all mentally ill people have the urge to kill others. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as the numbers prove.
“Over half of all suicides are completed with a firearm.”
“Suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans every year.”