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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Study: States with more conservatives and more guns also have more suicides
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By Pat Cunningham
April 7, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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Somehow, I don’t find THIS too surprising:

Residents of states with the highest rates of gun ownership and political conservatism are at greater risk of suicide than those in states with less gun ownership and less politically conservative leanings, according to a study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Augustine J. Kposowa.

The study, “Association of suicide rates, gun ownership, conservatism and individual suicide risk,” was published online in the journal Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology in February.

Suicide was the 11th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States in 2007, the most recent year ...

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