Owning more guns may mean lower risk of suicide

Owning a handgun is associated with greater odds of a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound rather than another suicide method, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~5 min

NRA supporters feel conflicted after mass shootings

Following mass shootings, supporters of the National Rifle Association report extremely mixed emotions about the organization.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~6 min

Being a mom isn’t why most women support gun control laws

Moms are no more likely to support stricter gun control than other women, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~5 min

COVID-19 fear is driving up gun sales

Stress due to COVID-19 and uncertainty about the future are prompting people, including essential workers, to purchase guns, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Pandemic gun buyers face higher suicide risk

About 70% of those who bought a firearm during the COVID-19 pandemic reported having suicidal thoughts throughout their lives, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Gun Sales Increase in US

VOA Learning English • voa
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Gun show suicide prevention chats get owners to lock guns up

Talking with people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can nudge them to lock up their weapons, a new study shows.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~9 min

Gun purchase age limits do little to curb homicides

Many young adults get their guns from family members or illicit channels, says Caitlin Moe. "[W]e can't address that kind of availability with age limits."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Surge in gun sales ups suicide concerns

During COVID-19 and social unrest, gun purchases have soared. An expert explains why that raises concerns about suicide, and what can help lessen the risk.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~5 min

Poll: Many teens say active shooter drills are harmful

Rather than offering a sense of security, active shooter drills at school can make teens feel unsafe, scared, helpless, or sad, according to a new poll.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~4 min