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The news post below is blaming unsafe gun storage for the number of people committing suicide. They believe that guns should be unloaded and have locks on them to prevent anyone from using them. This argument has two major flaws.

First, how can anyone defend their home, person or family from intruders if their guns kept unloaded and locked? Are they supposed to ask intruders to wait while they unlock their gun and get it loaded?

Second, guns don’t cause suicide. If someone is intent on killing themselves, they will find a way, regardless if a gun is available to not.

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(UW Medicine) – Sixty-three percent of firearm-owning households in Washington state do not store their firearms locked and unloaded, according to research led by the University of Washington School of Public Health.

In findings published today in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers characterized the differences in suicide-risk behaviors among nearly 35,000 Washington firearm-owning and non-firearm-owning households. Such behaviors included safe-storage practices in firearm-owning households, alcohol use and mental health indicators.

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States, and almost half of those deaths involve a firearm. In Washington state in 2016, firearms were the leading method of suicide for men and the second-leading method for women.

Numerous public health, medical, and firearm organizations across the nation define safe firearm storage as locked, unloaded, and out of reach of others. These barriers to firearm access can affect the risk for someone contemplating suicide…

Trust me on suicides because I had my own suicide planned when I was 19. I had access to loaded guns but didn’t want guns to blame for my death so I was going to use my car, driving at a high rate of speed then crash into something that offered the best chance of making sure I would be killed. Suicide is like many other crimes, if there is a will, then a way will be found, regardless of having a gun.

The people who wrote the post above are nothing but brainwashed anti-gun liberals who really don’t understand what they are talking about.




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