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Is Buying a Gun a Suicidal Act?

wlins Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 1:39 PM
If someone wants to self-implode, he'll find a way to do it, guns or no guns. If someone wants to use a gun to commit a crime, he'll find a way with or without a gun. Libs have no logic.
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...