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    To partisan gun enthusiasts, the over 30,000 American deaths due to gun fire every year should be discounted or ignored because some of those deaths are suicides.

    Of course, a person dead by suicide is just as dead as a person dead by homicide,  And while homicides are needless and preventable deaths, so too are suicides.

    And nowadays, a good many of those who kill themselves are active duty military personnel or service veterans

    So that they will never be in any way inconvenienced in their gun play, some gun enthusiasts would prefer that large numbers of Americans shoot themselves.

    Which, to me, is kind of like those people who shout "Jump!" to the guy standing on a high ledge.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 07:50:32 AM PST

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