"Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".
"There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac
A little over half of all suicides in the United States use firearms.
More than 90% of attempts with firearms are fatal, far outweighing the success rate of other methods (such as drug overdose or cutting, which are about 3% successful) (source).
Suicides account for over half of all shootings.
Although most gun owners reportedly keep a firearm in their home for "protection" or "self defense," 83 percent of gun-related deaths in these homes are the result of a suicide, often by someone other than the gun owner. The majority of suicides are from an impulsive decision. Seventy percent of suicide attempters decide to kill themselves on an impulse - less than an hour before their attempt. The ready availability of guns makes for a deadly combination.
Ninety percent of people who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide.
[And this one is for the parents out there. Do you want your child dead? Keep a gun available.
75% of youth suicides by gun used a parent's firearm
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Truth rings hollow in empty heads.