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Response to hack89 (Reply #47)

Sat Jun 16, 2012, 07:27 PM

49. What are you talking about?

I'm not padding any numbers. I cut and pasted them.

What you don't seem to get is that there are multiple causes for things. We could increase health care funding and also enact sane gun laws. We can end the drug war and also enact sane gun laws. It's not either-or.

Which gun laws would reduce suicide? Well, for starters, a handgun ban would obviously reduce suicides. Safe storage laws would reduce suicides. Any laws that reduce irresponsible gun ownership would have an effect of reducing suicide -- licensing and registration of handguns, for example. Waiting periods would likely reduce suicides.

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