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Mental illness and access to guns in the United States


The authors used data from a 2001 – 2003 national study of approximately 5,700 adults to examine the relationship between mental disorders, past suicidal behavior, and gun access and safety practices. They found that those who had a mental disorder at some point in their lives were as likely as those who didn’t to have access to a gun, carry a gun, or store a gun in an unsafe manner. While this was... read more >