The big picture: 4,035 deaths too many.
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Reported in Guns in home boost suicide risk, but almost no gun owners believe it. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 3/23/2018)
A January study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found more than 90 percent of gun owners with children don’t believe household firearms increase suicide risk. About two-thirds of health care practitioners agreed.
Children who live in homes that have guns are at least twice as likely — some studies say as much as 10 times as likely — to die by suicide, according to an array of studies dating back to the 1980s.