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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-10 05:56 PM
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185. I don't care about you and your gun.
Because, as far as I know, I don't know you. And I have to assume you're a law-abiding citizen. If you want to kill yourself, it's your business.

I'm just saying that, as a mom, I worry about my son and his guns. About the days when he's depressed or feels like he's a failure. When that happens, I want him to have a day or two to think about it. I want him to take the time time to realize that life isn't so terrible after all. To understand that that argument he had with his wife is all forgiven, and that things will turn out all right.

I don't want him to impulsively unlock his gun cabinet, take out a weapon, and put a bullet in his brain.

I'm not saying that he will, or even that there's any indication he ever will. I just worry that it's too easy for him to do.

But that's just me, a mom, talking. It's also me, a medical person, who's seen the heartache left behind when someone commits suicide.

With gun ownership comes responsibility. Also with gun ownership comes the terrible potential of heartbreak and damaged survivors. I'm okay with you having your guns; I just wish I could keep them away from the people I love.
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