It's a disgrace of an article and explains why these papers are cutting jobs. What absolute nonsense. What's more particularly funny is that by the timeyou read this part of the article, you will also notice this article started out with the SCOTUS ruling on a total pistol ban issue in DC. These idiots at this paper try to link a total pitol ban in DCto gun suicides? Let's see the statistics on what was actually used in the 55% of "Gun related"suicides and "Firearm related" homicides first before we jump to some conclusive connection between total pitol banning and said statistics eh?. Ha! Gun related...firearm? Where is the word pistol in this article? Were they all semi-auto pistols?
Heck, if they took away all of our guns, I am sure these folks could find a nice bridge to jump off of or train to run in front of if they really wanted to die that badly!
"There was nothing unique about that year - gun-related suicides have outnumbered firearm homicides and accidents for 20 of the last 25 years. In 2005, homicides accounted for 40 percent of gun deaths. Accidents accounted for 3 percent. The remaining 2 percent included legal killings, such as when police do the shooting, and cases that involve undetermined intent."