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View Diary: How Many Of Those are Veterans? Gun Policy, Suicide, and Our National Conversation (185 comments)

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  •  Holy Maternal Bovine, repeat yourself much? (13+ / 0-)

    You cite the 30,000 number 15 times.

    And this...

    So let us assume that 50% of the fatal gunshot injuries that occur every year are due to suicide.
    gives the final proof that you are attempting to promote a distortion as truth, as the actual numbers are only moments away via the CDC stats that I believe have been quoted to you in the past.
    Reliable statistics are lacking, but in all likelihood, the majority of those military suicides are accomplished using a firearm.
    I'm sure you could find some actual stats... if you actually looked.  I urge you to try.

    Lastly, suicide is not a gun problem, it's a mental health care problem.  As you mention only briefly in your second-to-last sentence... before totally ignoring that issue in favor of going after guns.

    Suicides do count.  The President is to be applauded for his strong stand in preventing suicide among our veterans and military personnel.  Let us follow his lead to better mental health services for all Americans.  A review of our nation's gun policy should be part of that effort.
    Proving that you don't give a rats' ass about suicide, only about going after the nasty guns.

    What a steaming pile of feces this diary is.

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