As a result of its general handgun ban (now repealed due to the Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008)), the District of Columbia has the lowest rate of youth suicide in the nation – lower than any state.1

Notes
  1. Violence Policy Center, Safe at Home: How D.C.’s Gun Laws Save Children’s Lives (July 2005), at http://www.vpc.org/studies/dcsuicide.pdf. ⤴︎