Handgun Ownership Vastly Increases Suicide Risk, Large Study Confirms

June 3, 2020

(STAT News) – A large new study confirms what mental health experts and those who research firearms have known for some time: Owning a handgun vastly increases one’s risk of suicide. The research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, goes beyond what smaller past studies have shown, however, by capturing suicide risk down to the individual level.