“One of the sadder stats to me around guns is the data around suicides. In 2013, we had 11,208 murders using guns. We also had 21,175 suicides using guns. In a 2001 Harvard study, there were 353,613 suicide attempts recorded, of which only 19,849 were from firearms (5.6%). Yet, 55% of suicide deaths were due to firearms (17k out of 31k total deaths).”
“Beyond licensing, though, one thing I really want is some kind of mandatory firearm training program if you want to buy/use a firearm. So if anyone who wants to buy a handgun, shotgun, rifle, etc, they have to get trained.”Read more "Should we encourage stronger pistol licensing laws nationwide? (HR2732)"