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    New study raises alarm about access to guns in homes with mentally ill teens

    "studies have consistently shown that children living in homes with safely-stored firearms are less likely to be shot, and safe firearm storage is widely recommended by gun rights organizations and public health officials," he said. "trigger locks and gun lockboxes can be purchased for less than $10 online, and in common stores."

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/0...cmp=latestnews
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    ymmv.
    Just the first shots of the new legislative session trying to knock conventional wisdom onto the slippery slope.

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    Trigger locks and cheap lockboxes are a joke - virtually any 6 yo can open one in seconds.

    "As part of the study, the Simonetti research team, writing in JAMA Psychiatry, pointed out that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens and having a firearm in the home is one risk factor for suicide."

    But never is the presence of a firearm in the home the single determining factor in whether the individual commits suicide or not. A determined individual, intent to be a victim, will find and use other means: high dives/jumps, electricity, Rx/poisons, vehicle/traffic, hanging, etc.
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    This issue is not about the victim but rather what does the "medical q-munity" want government to do about it?
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    This must be the "new language" I read dem dang gum lib'rals was gonna start usin'.

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