Thirty-one thousand Americans died from gunshot wounds in 2005, the latest year for complete statistics. Most of those deaths weren’t in crimes or in defense against crimes. Fifty-five percent of them were suicides.
People obviously suffering from emotional chaos took their own lives with firearms because guns made it too easy for them to end everything before they had a chance to calm down and think twice.
America has about 32,000 suicides a year. About 17,000 of them are carried out with guns.
It’s another argument against the wisdom of allowing anyone to keep and bear firearms.