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  •  Part of the problem is the political and (4+ / 0-)
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    media focus is on regulation reform, which is only one aspect of a more comprehensive overall plan. Increased mental health care would especially address suicides and murder suicides. Increased safety education on storing guns, handling, etc. has been covered mostly regarding physicians being allowed to talk to patients and parents. That addresses accidental deaths and guns getting into the hands of people not authorized to use them.

    The removal of constrictions on CDC to collect data and analyze it is really key and got relatively little attention. It covers all forms of gun violence.

    That any of one these is not going to solve every aspect of the problem ignores the complexity and that the various pieces can be significantly reduced using different and/or multiple approaches.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:00:49 PM PDT

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    •  I agree (2+ / 0-)
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      All of those proposals that you list are more relevant to issues that I've experienced in my life.

    •  In England the method of choice for suicide (0+ / 0-)

      was a gas oven. When that was no longer an option, the suicide rate went down 30% and stayed there. Convenience counts with suicide.

      Now as far as actually keeping a gun. RkBAers have many many excuses for not doing that. They love the oopsie method of gun safety we currently use.

      1. Oopsie, someone took my gun, better watch out it's a dandy, I'm going to the store and get another. It's not my fault.

      2. Oopsie, my gun went off, haw haw haw, I'm going to the store and get more ammo.

      3. Oopsie I made a viral youtube threatening to kill everyone. Please give my gun school and arsenal back. OK

      guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

      by 88kathy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:55:55 PM PDT

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      •  Same thing has been shown with (0+ / 0-)

        guns and suicide. The rate does decrease very significantly, most won't go to the rope, knife, tailpipe or drugs.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 09:24:54 PM PDT

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