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Response to mikeb302000 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:47 AM

13. I have heard (although I've never been there) that one of my local ranges

won't rent firearms to people who come in alone. I've always assumed that that was an attempt to reduce the (already tiny) risk of a suicide, but it could also be a means to increase the number of paying guests.

Suicide is a horrible tragedy, but it's not a gun problem - solutions to suicide don't lie in the area of gun policy. Rather, it's a question of mental health treatment, family and community support, medical and economic safety nets, etc. And, for those truly at the point of an end-of-life decision, legal assisted suicide should be available.

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