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Idaho has weak gun laws and a high rate of gun suicide, particularly among children and teens. Idaho has not taken major steps in the recent past to address certain issues such as comprehensive background checks and has attempted to weaken its laws by trying to add more guns in schools.

255 In an average year, 255 people die by guns in Idaho.
4th Across all states, Idaho has the 4th-highest rate of gun suicides in the country.
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To become a safer state, Idaho can strengthen background checks, enact an Extreme Risk law, and prohibit domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

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