Owning a handgun is associated with greater odds of a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound rather than another suicide method, research finds.
Feb. 16, 2021 • ~5 min
Following mass shootings, supporters of the National Rifle Association report extremely mixed emotions about the organization.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~6 min
Moms are no more likely to support stricter gun control than other women, a new study shows.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
Stress due to COVID-19 and uncertainty about the future are prompting people, including essential workers, to purchase guns, a new study shows.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
About 70% of those who bought a firearm during the COVID-19 pandemic reported having suicidal thoughts throughout their lives, research finds.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~9 min
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."
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~5 min
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.
July 24, 2020 • ~4 min