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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:59 PM
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68. Suicide is an entirely separate issue ...
a firearm is not the easiest way to commit suicide by any means. If a person didn't have access to a firearm there are many methods available.

I am being very generous in my estimates of how many times a year firearms are used for legitimate self defense. In my family both my mother and daughter were able to stop an attack because they had access to a firearm and the ability to use it. Fortunately in both cases no one was shot. The goal of both attackers was to rape. Often rape leads to murder. If my mother had been raped and murdered, I would not exist nor would my daughter. Had my daughter been raped and murdered, I wouldn't have my two grandsons to enjoy in my retirement.

I will ask once more: I hope that you are not so devoid of sympathy that you might say "shit happens"?

Maybe your light bulb will go on.

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