This is a discussion on 55% of Gun Deaths are Suicide within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by dukalmighty I don't think you need a gun to commit suicide if you are really serious just climb over the fence at ...
When I took statistics in college, one of the required text books was How To Lie With Statistics.
It would appear that book has been widely read.
"If we loose Freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the Last Place on Earth!" Ronald Reagan
If those stats are true, I fail to see how that could be used as anti-gun. If someone has that strong of a desire to kill themself, regardless of access to a firearm/other deadly weapons, they will kill themselves in a different manner.
(Just as much so, if someone who cannot legally purchase a firearm wants one,and seeks one, they WILL be able to purchase one illegally somewhere, just a matter of time in tracking it down.)