Why does it make intuitive sense that a person who owns a gun is more suicidal than one who doesn’t?

Well that obviously makes no sense, so I may have been unclear in my wording. Generally speaking, it makes intuitive sense that people with the access to more effective tools will be better at doing tasks than people with less effective tools. As far as killing yourself goes, the best tool for the task is a gun.

I’m honestly not sure whether people with a propensity for suicide are more likely to be gun owners. It’s an interesting question, and I am led to believe that in some cases people buy guns specifically to use in suicide, but I don’t know how prevalent it is. That would be a very interesting bit of science, but I don’t think anyone’s done it.

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