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Rogue Counties and Suicides

Rob Low of KVDR (channel 31) reported on the high correspondence between rogue counties (those which have approved 2nd amendment sanctuary resolutions) and counties with high suicide rates. 

For example, Custer County has a gun suicide rate 7.5 times higher than Denver:  Custer has a rate of 49 gun suicides per 100,000 people, where Denver has a rate of 6.5 suicides per 100,000 people. Custer commissioners voted in support of a sanctuary resolution. Extreme Risk laws have been found to reduce suicides in other states, but county commissioners of many Colorado counties with high suicide rates are endeavoring to deny this life-saving tool from their constituents, the very populations most in need of it.

Ceasefire facilitated bringing this analysis forward and provided the compiled data to the reporter.