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Is Buying a Gun a Suicidal Act?

gwharpo Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 1:34 PM
Anything the left says about guns is wrong. Same about man made global warming. Quit paying attention to what these jerks say and fight them where it counts. The Congress, County government, School board, State legislature. This is war and it can not be lost to the utopiatrons. Think about where you will be when the last coal plant shuts down, when the EPA fines the last farm and ranch out of existence, when the schools have turned your kids into slobbering qweers that feel good about themselves. The marxist scumwad left is serious and the right better get that way. SOON!
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...