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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 12:47 PM

20. I believe that easy access to the weapon could easily cause more

suicides to happen.

On the opposite side, take a hypothetical situation where allow people who wished to commit suicide could be forced to do it by jumping out of an airplane at 15,000 feet wearing a parachute. Now, each person would have the right to pull the rip cord to save themselves if they were to change their mind on the way down about whether or not they still wished to die.

My guess is that a large percentage of the jumpers would back out of suicide due to the reality of their obvious quick demise. They were given a second chance. But, the person that chose to use a firearm had no such "reconsideration" period.

Suicides can be prevented by intervention. It happens regularly.
If that is correct, it would be safe to say that readily available guns
are dangerous to people with ideations of suicide.

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