Quote of the Day: NYC Credits Gun Laws for Suicide Rate

“The health commissioner, Dr. Thomas A. Farley [above] attributes much of the difference to the city’s relatively strict gun laws: he noted that firearms were the chosen method in only 12 percent of suicides in New York in 2010, compared with 51 percent nationwide in 2009. In the three states with the nation’s highest suicide rates — Montana, Alaska and Wyoming — nearly two-thirds of suicides were by firearm. (New Jersey, the least suicidal state, has very strict gun laws.)” – via cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com