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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:24 PM
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7. I remember a while back that DU had a big discussion about the suicide barriers
on the Golden Gate Bridge, and one of the things I recall was that, if people are stymied on their first attempt or choice of suicide, they give up the idea at a surprisingly high rate. So there's a case to be made for removing firearms from people who are at risk, although that still leaves the massive problem of identifying "at risk" people...
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  -The Other Gun-Violence Problem: Suicide villager  Apr-24-11 11:35 AM   #0 
  - The only suicide problem related to gun ownership...  Scuba   Apr-24-11 11:41 AM   #1 
  - I had one friend shoot himself in the head in the shower  rl6214   Apr-25-11 03:08 PM   #23 
  - Suicide is bad enough  Turbineguy   Apr-24-11 11:51 AM   #2 
  - So, some methods are better than others? Expound, please.... n/t  PavePusher   Apr-24-11 01:13 PM   #9 
  - There's a difference  Turbineguy   Apr-24-11 01:30 PM   #10 
     - Would you feel better if they jumped out the window?  one-eyed fat man   Apr-25-11 02:20 PM   #18 
        - I obviously  Turbineguy   Apr-25-11 02:50 PM   #19 
        - sure you do, like making asinine replies.  cleanhippie   Apr-26-11 09:22 AM   #28 
        - Maybe a headsup for the squeamish?  rrneck   Apr-25-11 02:52 PM   #20 
           - Death is never pretty  one-eyed fat man   Apr-25-11 03:17 PM   #24 
              - Thats true  rrneck   Apr-25-11 08:28 PM   #26 
  - Wow....  Callisto32   Apr-25-11 03:20 PM   #25 
  - Your point?  gejohnston   Apr-24-11 11:58 AM   #3 
  - Should police officers be disarmed at end of shift? n/t  oneshooter   Apr-24-11 12:00 PM   #4 
  - No that won't do it. They will still be able to commit suicide on duty. n/t  TPaine7   Apr-24-11 03:03 PM   #12 
  - weird article (well, actually par for the course)  Tejas   Apr-24-11 12:11 PM   #5 
  - There are few firearms in Japan but more than 32,500 Japanese committed suicide ...  spin   Apr-24-11 12:16 PM   #6 
  - I remember a while back that DU had a big discussion about the suicide barriers  petronius   Apr-24-11 12:24 PM   #7 
  - So what?  Upton   Apr-24-11 12:33 PM   #8 
  - The Japanese suicide rate is higher than both our suicide and murder rate added together and most of  lawodevolution   Apr-24-11 02:14 PM   #11 
  - Drain cleaner and clorox is mighty painful  Katya Mullethov   Apr-24-11 04:14 PM   #15 
     - Had an acquaintance  one-eyed fat man   Apr-25-11 02:58 PM   #21 
        - I hereby claim my right  Katya Mullethov   Apr-26-11 11:36 AM   #30 
  - IIRC, one of the selling points of the last major gun-control effort in Canada  S_B_Jackson   Apr-24-11 03:41 PM   #13 
  - some folks in Switzerland  gejohnston   Apr-24-11 04:55 PM   #16 
  - People have been killing themselves since long before guns were invented.  GreenStormCloud   Apr-24-11 04:04 PM   #14 
  - People volunteer for suicide....not a gun problem.  ileus   Apr-24-11 07:41 PM   #17 
  - So what's your point?  rl6214   Apr-25-11 03:05 PM   #22 
  - As usual, it's easier to blame the means than acknowledge the cause  Euromutt   Apr-26-11 07:58 AM   #27 
  - Shouldn't people be free to end their lives if they see fit?  WatsonT   Apr-26-11 09:24 AM   #29 
  - I'm for euthanasia with a doctor's assistance...  mvccd1000   Apr-26-11 11:44 AM   #31 

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