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Gun owners might be more at risk for suicide

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 11:51:19-04

New data is highlighting a higher risk of suicide for gun owners.

Research found men who own guns are 8 times more likely to die from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. For women, that number skyrocketed to 35 times more likely than non-gun owners.

The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program looked at more than a decade of data on deaths and new gun ownership in California.