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Is Buying a Gun a Suicidal Act?

Anthony305 Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 12:43 PM
The reason that politicians want to disarm the public is that an unarmed citizenery has no recourse against a tyrannical government and they can then do anything they like with us, or to us; all the rest is window dressing, intended to persuade us to go along with their program. Whoever has a monopoly on the use of force has absolute power. This is what the Second Amendment is really about.
bbryan Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 12:54 PM
Right you are. And Dictator OBAMA and HIS Fudge packing right hand man HOLDER will do all they can to outlaw guns,take ours away and have complete rule over us.I for one say NOT.They will get my gun after I run out of ammo and they pry it from my DEAD HAND and not before. LOCK & LOAD AMERICA IT IS COMING IN THE WAY OF OBAMA DECLARED MARTIAL LAW AND FOREIGN UN TROOPS.
Editor's Note: Steve Chapman is on vacation. The following column was originally published in July 2008.

Americans often buy guns for self-defense, a purpose that now has Supreme Court validation. But according to advocates of gun control, those purchasers overlook the people who pose the greatest threat: themselves. Anyone who acquires a firearm, we are told, is inviting a bloody death by suicide.

So says Matthew Miller, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. "If you bought a gun today, I could tell you the risk of suicide to you and your family members is going to be two- to tenfold...