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This is a long article, but worth reading. After I finished this article, I was left with one startling fact that I had not realized prior to reading these statistics: Suicide rates are 4X greater than homicide rates. Four times greater…we, as a society need to do a better job of getting help to those people affected. Again, the issue is not guns, the issue is getting help for the people that need it. Where is the media coverage for the unemployed, unhappy, depressed and under-educated suicide victims?
“It is difficult to imagine the pain of suddenly losing a loved one to either a firearm homicide or suicide. It is difficult, too, to think that either type of loss – homicide or suicide – would be easier or harder to accept. Yet given the relative magnitude of firearm suicides compared to firearm homicides, it is also difficult to understand the disproportionate focus that seems to have been put on firearm homicides alone.“
I follow the stories in The Armed Citizen column of the NRA Journals each month. For copyright reasons, the stories have to be re-written. With the more interesting ones, I try to track down the original story to see if there is more detail. A story in the August 2015 issue involves a downrange incident and piqued my interest to find out more about it. The results were interesting. The Armed Citizen entry is as follows:
Breaking up before the big dance carried a price for several people. Two Wisconsin teens had a lovers’ spat before the prom, after the girl’s parents had spent $500 on a dress. The girl’s parents asked the boy to partially reimburse them since he backed out of the date. The Madison boy stewed about the request and became enraged. He returned to his girlfriend’s house in the wee hours of the morning and tried…
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