Sub-headline: “2017 marked the first time firearms killed more people than motor vehicle accidents, the report said.”
«The committee report found that Alaska, Montana, Alabama, Louisiana and Missouri have the highest rate of gun deaths, with an economic cost of roughly $17.5 billion. However, suicides make up the majority of firearm-related deaths, about 60 percent, the report said, and suicides by young Americans have trended upward over the last decade.
The report found that states with high rates of gun ownership — Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, West Virginia and Wyoming — have the highest rates of gun suicide. And for every 10 percent increase in household gun ownership, the youth suicide rate increases by more than 25 percent, it found.»
Deaths of despair, as they say.