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  •  People who want to "make sure it takes" (8+ / 0-)

    generally succeed.

    It's not really that hard of a thing to do.

    The nations with the highest suicide rates in the world have among the lowest gun ownership rates in the world.

    Now, all other things being equal, if you've got a lot of guns in your country you're going to have a lot more dead night clerks and much higher death tolls when people lose their shit and go on murderous rampage.  There's no reasonable debate about that.

    But the same doesn't follow for suicide.

    We've got extreme suicide rates because we've got extreme stigma against seeking mental health care.

    It's not, after all, as if men have 4.7 times the access to firearms women do.  But men sure do have a hell of a lot more stigma against seeking help when they need it in our sick society.

    "I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy." Michel de Montaigne

    by JesseCW on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:22:42 AM PST

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