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Response to pipoman (Reply #43)

Mon May 23, 2016, 04:42 AM

45. Wrong

Its a well known fact that guns lead to more successful suicides. A moment of grief can become permanent when in possession of a gun. In countries and places where guns are not as freely available, people will use other means in an attempt to commit suicide. Often unsuccessfully, enabling support and recovery from the mindset that made them suicidal. A gun offers no second chance.

“Studies show that most attempters act on impulse, in moments of panic or despair. Once the acute feelings ease, 90 percent do not go on to die by suicide.”
David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy

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