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  •  My point should (3+ / 0-)
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    theatre goon, wishbone, rockhound

    be clear:

    Societal factors like poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, mental illness, lack of affordable education or good jobs, and more play a much greater part, as do various cultural factors.
    Is that unclear?

    Why focus on something that is not going to happen--repeal of a Constitutional amendment requires a 2/3 vote of Congress and the approval of 3/4 of the states. Does anyone really believe that is going to happen?

    Japan has strict firearms control and a yearly suicide rate of 23.8 per 100,000. The US rate is 11.8 per 100,000.

    Common methods of suicide are jumping in front of trains, leaping off high places, hanging, or overdosing on medication.
    Ban tall buildings, trains and rope?  
    A newer method, gaining in popularity partly due to publicity from Internet suicide websites,[2] is to use household products to make the poisonous gas hydrogen sulfide. In 2007, only 29 suicides used this gas, but in a span from January to September 2008, 867 suicides resulted from gas poisoning.
    Facts are facts.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 06:20:11 AM PDT

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