If someone wants to commit suicide, they will find a way, regardless if they have access of a gun or not. However, liberal lawmakers in Massachusetts are using suicide as an excuse to consider passing a law that would give family members, doctors and law enforcement, the right to confiscate the guns of anyone they deem to be a risk of committing suicide. The question is, how do they know? Most family members seem completely unaware that someone in their family is contemplating taking their own life. If they do push such a bill, all it would take is a liberal anti-gun doctor or anti-gun family who decides to use the bill to strip someone of their constitutional right to bear a firearm, even if there is no definitive proof of risk of suicide.
More than half of Massachusetts gun deaths in 2015 were suicides, and now, lawmakers are considering a bill to expand the state’s gun restrictions; a proposal some say could help save lives.
The bill would allow police, physicians, and family members to temporarily keep firearms out of the hands of someone with an elevated risk of harming themselves or others.
Jenna Youille lost her parents to gun violence. Her mother died in a mall shooting in Oregon in 2012…
The real problem is that if someone wants to commit suicide, they will find a way, with or without a gun. Trust me I know because at 19, I planned my own suicide. Being a gun rights supporter, I decided NOT to use any of our guns, which were all readily available and loaded. I decided to use my car to kill myself. It was only by the grace of God for bringing someone special into my life at the right moment. I married that special person and in at the end of his month, we will celebrate our 46th anniversary. Taking guns away from people will NOT prevent suicides.