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Weapon Wait

While gun purchase waiting periods appear to have no impact on school shootings, as they are planned over a relatively long time, there are other benefits. Waiting periods appear to meaningfully reduce suicides as they are impulsive. Moreover, there’s no evidence that if unable to buy a firearm an alternative method of suicide is attempted. As such, a nationwide handgun waiting period can be expected to minimally save 600 lives/year.

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