A bad day at work could start with a bottle of liquor, end with a bullet to the brain and in the middle you could be writing a suicide note to your family. Some people don't need that kind of temptation.
A bad day at work could start with a bottle of liquor, end with a bullet to the brain and in the middle your spouse could be cussing you out for leaving your socks in the floor. Your spouse doesn't need that kind of temptation.
It's better not to have a gun in your home. The scenario that you are describing is very rare. The scenario of suicide and spousal homicide is very common.
The question in the OP was if you would want a gun or not, and you stated you did, so what else is there?
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As far as Japan goes, using their suicide numbers (which you did not provide or refer to) are very very misleading since the cultural view of suicide is radically different than the same practice in the USA and guns play little role in the situation either way. The last time I checked, Japan was barely in the top ten of suicide rates - which is still high just the same. But the existence or non existence of guns in their culture plays no role in that either way.
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