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Groundbreaking Study Finds That Taking Guns From Suicidal Owners Saves Lives
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Looking at data from the law’s enactment in 1999 to 2013, 762 “risk warrants” were issued and carried out. The researchers followed what happened to the individuals whose guns were confiscated. Nearly one-fifth (142) attempted suicide; though 21 eventually completed suicides, the vast majority (121) survived.

By comparing general population data for gun-involved suicides to these outcomes, the authors of the study argue that for every 10 to 20 firearm removals, one suicide was prevented.

Ed.: In other words, in 90-95% of cases, the courts were wrong, and law-abiding Americans were denied their right to bear arms for no reason.
 

Comment by: laker1 (11/25/2016)
So did they take their cars, knives, drugs, bridges, ropes, wire, all sharp objects, etc away also?
 

Comment by: MarkHamTownsend (11/25/2016)
" ... the authors of the study argue that for every 10 to 20 firearm removals, one suicide was prevented." ----and thus 9 to 19 had their guns confiscated without any benefit attaining .... other that had they needed them for self-defense, they'd be S.O.L.
In other studies, it has been found that confiscating guns causes a temporary lull in suicides .... until the suicide figures another way of dying, thus there is not only a return to normal but a temporary INCREASE until those people manage to complete the .... business -------

-----because simply removing the gun DOES NOT eliminate the reason the people commit suicide.
 

Comment by: PHORTO (11/25/2016)
You're actually citing the CDC? The CDC has ceased to be scientific and has become completely politically partisan.

What did the CDC find?

"By comparing general population data for gun-involved suicides to these outcomes, the authors of the study argue that for every 10 to 20 firearm removals, one suicide was prevented."

So, denying the rights of 90-95% is justified by saving 5-10%? And all that means is that that 5-10% will just find another way. One of my closest friends couldn't get his hands on a gun, so he hanged himself by throwing a length of chain over his bathroom door.

What country do you live in, man? What person in his right mind could possibly think that this comports with our system of constitutionally-protected rights?
 

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