Can guns be healthy or detimental to a family? Most of the males I knew that were former students had easy access to guns and that was their mode of sucide, as was one of my brothers of mine many, many years ago.
More than 1/3 of US households contain firearms. More than half of all sucides are from guns. In 2005, gun suicide accounted for 40% of the deaths. Pretty scary. They say that guys will committee sucide 2-10 times more often when there are guns in the home, there have been past attempts, and they are struggling with mental illness.
Guns should be locked up in a gun case to prevent adolescent suicide which is 4 times more likley when the case is not locked up because teens or adolescents are impulsive. This won’t stop them from going hunting though.