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Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:52 PM

Suicides are killings Too

Does it make anyone else mad that gun nuts complain when suicides are included in gun death statistics? They are always quick to point out that suicides count for a significant portion of gun deaths each year, as if suicides somehow don't count as "real" gun deaths. They also like to complain when accidental gun deaths numbers are included.

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Ohioboy Feb 2018 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2018 #1

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Fri Feb 16, 2018, 08:18 PM

1. It infuriates me that they want to carve out suicides

as if somehow it's okay for someone to use a gun to murder himself.

There would be vastly fewer suicides in this country if guns weren't so readily at hand.

Someone did a long term follow up of people who'd been deterred from committing suicide. Not a single one had actually killed themselves some years later. So the statement that they'd kill themselves anyway, with the unspoken "So they may as well use a gun" is nonsense.

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