No one making such demands will (publicly) consider the possibility of “If it takes one life.”
There have been a number of recent opinion articles that attempted to create a linkage between firearms in society and the rate of suicides in society.
The article is garbage and unworthy of a publication that includes the word “Scientific” (or “American”) in its title.
Not that Bonta’s bill has a chance of accomplishing stated goals. Of course it does not, and it goes far beyond just affecting the person who self-reports.
As shown in the image above, many countries with extreme gun control have higher suicide rates than the United States.
Natural human sympathy evoked by tragedies is not a pass for allowing grieving survivors to restrict the rights of others.
Of all U.S. firearms-related deaths in 2015, almost two-thirds were suicide deaths, according to the 2015 Fatal Injury Report, CDC.
Apparently another suicide by cop case. The responding Officer was tricked into shooting a woman who clearly wanted to die…
As the number of guns per capita in the United States has increased, the fraction of suicides committed with guns has decreased.
Guns are also used by seniors (as they are by all of us) to save lives.
If it was legal for any citizen in any state to walk into a pharmacy and buy a package of suicide pills, this item could be a big hit…
There is a much warmer place in hell for a person who forcibly holds his baby down, puts a gun to the face of that child and pulls the trigger…
That certainly doesn’t sound like anything “background checks” or a “high capacity magazine” ban would have any impact on. It sounds like they just don’t want anyone to have a gun.
Rest easy, our great friend and entertainer Robin Williams, You have left us with one great lasting final farewell message, our rights remain unblemished by your passage…