R.I.P....as DICK TRICKLEs no more as he AGAIN showcases an UNFORTUNATE reality in our gun culture!

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    Re: R.I.P....as DICK TRICKLEs no more as he AGAIN showcases an UNFORTUNATE reality in our gun culture!

    LOL CC the troll was banned again??!! How long til your new nic gets banned as well?! Take the hint and disappear

     
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    Re: R.I.P....as DICK TRICKLEs no more as he AGAIN showcases an UNFORTUNATE reality in our gun culture!

    Interesting study in a medical journal - the rate of suicide in the 10 states with the most guns vs. 10 states with the least - all other forms of suicide were statistically equal, gun suicides were 4 time as high. The numbers - about 2500 suicides by other methods in both groups, 4,000 gun suicides in the least states, 16,000 in the most states

    The problem being that guns have a much higher success rate than any other forms ... every other form except I guess jumping off a height allows for a change of mind after the initial act and or intervention by others. And the process of getting to a bridge, tall building, or cliff is much longer than reaching into the bedside drawer. Suicide, while perhaps contemplated for a long time, remains an impulse action. The longer the time imposed between impulse and actual death, the fewer suicides.

    No idea how this affects the gun debate - but everyone is talking about the homicide issue while the biggest numbers are self inflicted.

    The one thing I will say is that any parent who permits unsupervised access (whether intentional or not) to a loaded gun by a child under the age of 16 (18/21?) that results in a death or serious injury should do some serious jail time.

     
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