Also you're comparing successful suicides to successful suicides. You haven't shown any stats on suicide attempts in Japan. As I've pointed out, Suicide attempts by pills, another large segment of all suicide attempts in this country, is only 3% successful where as the gun gets you up to over a 90% success rate. For all you know the attempt rate is 100 times higher in japan and the success rate is only 5 times higher, which if you have any intelligence at all, you can tell would be significantly higher if every body in japan had easy access to a gun.
VM, you are not taking into account Japans society, the failure of their mental healthcare service etc.
You can not ignore all this stuff and expect me to take you serious.
So which is it? Hurting themselves or hurting others? Because you keep jumping around. And of course you keep ignoring all the other things doctors could ask about that are more frequently used to hurt/kill others...The doctor has a duty to report a credible threat regardless of if the person said they were going to shoot someone, or poison them, or blow them up , or what ever.
Awe, because I "don't care", you use that as a justification to drive over the cliff? How sad.Thanks for letting everyone know that it's pointless to debate with you. You just don't give a **** period. And good for you. Let the rest of us have a civilized discussion with out your caveman logic interrupting us.
FWIW, in a discussion with the wife this morning, she informed me that when I was in the military and she would take the kids into that 'great' government healthcare system for 'wellness' checks, they'd ask about firearms in the house and all sorts of other stuff not related to the kids or their wellness... in general her answers were 'it's none of your damn business'.
I'm sure a crayon masterpiece from you wouldn't change the realities you keep fighting against.
If a person comes in and the doctor thinks the person is suicidal, it is a good idea to ask if the person has any guns at home and if they are locked up etc. because all evidence points towards the fact that you are more likely to perform a successful suicide if you have a gun nearby than if you were to go about suicide using another measure. It's a good question.