“When people talk about preventing suicide, the conversation usually centers on detecting and treating suicidal behavior,” boston.com asserts, “but a growing body of evidence points to a far simpler and more effective way to save thousands of lives: simply remove the means by which people commit suicide. In the United States, that means firearms; half of all suicides are committed with a gun.” Specifically, a new study produced by Harvard egghead Dr. Matthew Miller, linking gun ownership with high(er) suicide rates. That said . . .
Far from advocating for the abolition of gun ownership or even gun control, researchers such as Miller argue that lives could be saved by removing guns from the home when a family member is depressed or angry or at risk of self-harm. That’s because suicide attempts with other means are often unsuccessful.
See what they did there? They’re not against gun control but [noun redacted] should remove guns from potential suicides. I call smoke screen. But the question remains: how do The People of the Gun deal with the thorny issue of mental illness within the home vis a vis firearms?