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  •  I disagree. (0+ / 0-)

    Suicide is a personal choice, so is gun ownership.

    If one feels that a gun would lead to an unwanted suicide (which I find absurd: See Japan), then the answer is simple.
    Don't own one & let others make the same choice for themselves.

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Sun May 19, 2013 at 09:51:29 PM PDT

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    •  Suicide is also irreversible drunken impulse, (3+ / 0-)

      as was the case of someone I knew. Someone who should not have been allowed near a gun because he abused drugs and alcohol, had been in and out of rehabs. When he shot himself in the head he was so drunk and high that he wasn't capable of making a decision to cross the street in traffic. He was not capable of making a minor personal choice, and certainly not capable of making such a major choice as suicide.

      “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

      by SoCalSal on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:46:42 PM PDT

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    •  Dear ignorant Frank.... (5+ / 0-)

      Japan also has a cultural heritage that accepts and even celebrates suicide. Under certain circumstances, it is almost the expected thing to do. The Western Christian attitude toward "self-murder" is alien to Japanese culture.

      You didn't know that? A gun nut ignorant about other people's culture. Why am I not surprised?

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Mon May 20, 2013 at 03:18:24 AM PDT

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      • you're saying that there are other & (1+ / 0-)
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        more pertinent reasons for suicide?

        Gosh......if only that had been my point.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Tue May 21, 2013 at 05:41:23 AM PDT

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