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Gun Control & RKBA

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Atypical Liberal

(5,412 posts)
Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:37 PM Nov 2012

Should suicides be used to forumulate firearm policy? [View all]

About 16,000 or so people kill themselves with firearms every year. Should this be a basis for regulating firearms?

16 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, suicides should be considered for forumulating firearm policy.
2 (13%)
No, suicides should not be considered for formulating firearm policy.
14 (88%)
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Not unless you regulate rope according to it's ability to be used 2pooped2pop Nov 2012 #1
A homeowner buys a gun in July of 2006. rrneck Nov 2012 #2
People volunteer for suicide. ileus Nov 2012 #3
How common is it - does anyone know - for a person contemplating suicide to petronius Nov 2012 #4
I don't know how common it is, but it happens. See my post below. slackmaster Nov 2012 #6
A sensible policy, which probably saves a fair number of lives. Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #8
Maybe. slackmaster Nov 2012 #9
True, but it might stop some spur of the moment suicides. Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #13
How horrible. Most suicides are caused by mental health issues, speciically depression. slackmaster Nov 2012 #15
Same in my friend's case Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #16
How would a customer prove to the seller... -..__... Nov 2012 #10
They're portable, right? :-) petronius Nov 2012 #11
CCW scheme wouldn't work... -..__... Nov 2012 #12
Why would you find a waiting period objectionable? Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #14
To save a life, sometimes the purchase needs to be quick. ManiacJoe Nov 2012 #19
I never said you should Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #22
Might? Clames Nov 2012 #21
For starters... -..__... Nov 2012 #27
Blah blah blah! Starboard Tack Nov 2012 #29
Not government policy. However, I had a suicide attempt in my house just under a year ago. slackmaster Nov 2012 #5
Wow fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #20
Thanks. I was in therapy for several months to help deal with the nightmares it caused. slackmaster Nov 2012 #25
I'm sorry this happened, and for the pain it caused... Eleanors38 Nov 2012 #24
Interesting observation fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #26
Suicides should be used to forumulate a National Healthcare policy. Tuesday Afternoon Nov 2012 #7
Hey, watch it. rrneck Nov 2012 #17
+1 ... absolutely right. nt JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2012 #23
Yes suicide stats from other countries prove firearms do not cause suicides. Firearms aso do not jody Nov 2012 #18
No. 4th law of robotics Nov 2012 #28
Suicide is a right. Pacafishmate Nov 2012 #30
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