- Nov 10, 2019
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I don't think it correlates well to poverty rate. Look at New Hampshire with lowest poverty rate and a suicide rate of 18.9 same as you in Maine or Mississippi with about the highest poverty rate in the country. but suicide rate of 15. Or look at Tennessee with higher poverty rate and higher drug addiction but suicide rate of 16.8, while not impressive still 2 points lower.No, it started at least a decade ago. We've been higher than the national average since at least 2009. The stats for 2020 aren't even out yet.Probably covid shut-ins.Our suicide rate by gun has jumped, but I don't think that would have anything to do with concealed carry, do you?Kansas did that in 2015 and the homicide rate has gone up almost 50% since. They are still increasing, but not as fast.Maine began allowing concealed carry without a license in 2015. Our homicide rate has not risen and remains very low. It doesn't seem to have made any difference here.Surprising. Did not know there were 3 events in Tennessee. I opposed constitutional carry here, but a look at the page you referenced (though it is not quite up to date) indexed against constitutional carry states shows several with no mass shootings at all and the constitutional carry states that did have mass shooting were not among the front runners for most incident or most people shot. Maybe this is a hopeful sign. I like to be an optimist when I can.
I will say an amazing number of people shot in these incidents across the country (485) but far far more than the 148 killed. Don't know if that is lack of commitment or lousy training and discipline.
I wonder what these numbers will do in the somertime with many days and nights of oppressive heat/humidity and people really start to think the regular rules just don't apply.
P.S. it's drugs and poverty.