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  •  Let's remove those guns and we'll see (4+ / 0-)

    Let us remove those guns, and then we will see how doctors, public health officials, and health advocates set their sights on that future #1 cause of suicides (grin).

    I admit I am a gun critic and favor greater regulation of gun sales and use.  The fact remains that over 19,000 Americans kill themselves with a gun every year, and that suicides are the #1 cause of fatal gun violence, not homicides.

    And I am happy to have gun enthusiasts take the lead in advocating for suicide prevention and ways to reduce the large number of gun fatalities in America in general, and the large number of suicides using a gun in particular.  

    The cynic in me thinks gun advocates seek to discount the large number of gun fatalities and gun suicides because they value their guns more than human life itself.

    Maybe you can be the person to advocate for suicide prevention and fewer gun suicides, and thereby show me that my cynicism is unfounded.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 11:58:11 AM PDT

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