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"We don't want to be first place in this."

B.J. Ayers, regarding Wyoming’s status at or near the top in the nation for per capita suicides. Firearms are used in roughly 75 percent of suicides in the state, as compared with just over 50 percent nationally. (NPR — Jan. 23, 2024)


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