OT: Americans love their guns

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Fri Aug 29 00:16:08 CEST 2003


mackstann wrote:
> 
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 01:38:24PM -0400, Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters wrote:
> 
> > [...]  And suicides
> > attempted by gun succeed at a much higher rate than those done by other
> > means (and are much more likely to be attempted in the first place
> > because of the "convenience").
> 
> What's so bad about that?  We already have a few billion too many humans
> lying around anyways.  Might as well let the volunteers do their thing..

This just points to the need for better gun training.  The fact that
_any_ of these attempted suicides-by-gun actually fail clearly indicates
there are a lot of gun owners who don't know how to aim properly. ;-)

-Peter




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