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  •  Picking at a fine point of your statement (2+ / 0-)
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    theatre goon, happy camper
    Everyone knows that when you remove a lethal means from a suicidal person, that person is more likely to live than to die.
    I am not sure that I accept this statement as written.  I believe it would be correct to say that they are more likely to live, as there would be fewer lethal means for them to use, but logically to say removing one means implies that they are more likely to live that to die holds.  If their chance of death was X% to begin with, removing one means of death does not automatically reduce X to below 50%.

    Similarly, I think it is arguable whether or not if we removed all guns that we would in fact have fewer suicides.  We may, or we may not.  As with most complex things, of which this issue certainly is, it defies an empirical answer.

    "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

    by blackhand on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 01:18:07 PM PDT

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