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Firearm restrictions not enough to prevent suicides

NEW YORK: Restricting access to firearms just for people with known mental health or substance abuse problems and those who previously tried to kill themselves won’t prevent many suicide deaths, U.S. researchers say. Half of all suicide deaths in the U.S. are due to firearms. How many could be prevented by limiting firearm access for substance abusers, people with a mental health condition and people with a history of suicide attempts? “Few,” Jennifer Boggs of Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver and her colleagues…