“In Utah from 2008-2012 in youths 17 years and younger, there were at least 37 firearm suicides and 43 hospitalizations related to firearms. From 2011-2012 the firearm suicide rate in this age group increased 100 percent. Firearms were involved in 40 percent of all youth suicides. Nationally suicide is the third leading cause of death in youths, but in Utah it is the second. Utah has the 11th highest young adult suicide rate and the 17th highest youth suicide rate in the U.S. Having access to an improperly stored firearm increases the risk of youth suicide fivefold. Guns are the most lethal form of suicide.”
Owning a gun is a right, protecting children is a responsibility. Prevent youth suicide and accidental injuries. Store your guns safely.
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