Thread: Nat'l Security More gun control = fewer gun deaths.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by go bowe View Post
color me moron then because i believe guns do contribute significantly to suicide rates...

of all the forms of suicide attempts using a gun is the most likely to succeed because a) it's easy to do on the spur of the moment and b) it's irrevocable...

swallowing pills and even cutting wrists can be treated successfully and a sure suicide (if a gun is used) becomes a suicide attempt when some other instrumentality is used...

no, i don't have any studies, just general experience with suicidal people and a few completed suicides here and there...
Any firearm that is capable of shooting a single potent round is an effective suicide device.

You can't stop an adult living freely in our society from committing suicide if they actually want to do it.
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