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snerd
12-14-2012, 00:38
The Army today released its updated suicide data through the end of November: 177 potential active-duty suicides; 113 of these confirmed as suicides and 64 under investigation.

In 2011, there were 165 Army suicides. With other branches of the Armed Forces, the Army has multiple programs under way in an effort to reduce these statistics, from crisis counseling to suicide prevention training for families.

But some lawmakers see this tragic trend as reason to pinpoint gun ownership in the defense authorization bill that headed to conference.
http://pjmedia.com/blog/lawmakers-say-military-suicides-are-reason-to-look-at-gun-ownership/?singlepage=true

JFrame
12-14-2012, 06:37
“This is not an attempt to limit gun rights or an individual’s ability to own a firearm,” said Johnson. “Prohibiting commanders and mental health professionals from helping soldiers defies common sense

This sensible approach does not attempt to limit an individual’s 2nd amendment rights.”

Always beware when politicians use terms like "common sense" and "sensible" in regard to legislation...

They certainly must also consider securing other dangerous implements of private citizens, like rope, razor blades, cars, etc.

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Cavalry Doc
12-14-2012, 06:42
Guns don't cause suicide, they just make the attempts more successful. I wish they weren't suicidal either, but the root cause to aim for, is trying to figure out why that becomes a choice to the men and women that are trying, aim at that.

Deployment Solu
12-14-2012, 07:04
Lawmakers and politicians should be suicidal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RussP
12-14-2012, 07:19
Guns don't cause suicide, they just make the attempts more successful. I wish they weren't suicidal either, but the root cause to aim for, is trying to figure out why that becomes a choice to the men and women that are trying, aim at that.:thumbsup:

jeanderson
12-14-2012, 08:14
Always beware when politicians use terms like "common sense" and "sensible" in regard to legislation....
It's the progressives telling you that the state knows best how to manage society and protect its citizens.