How can we reduce US firearm suicide rates?
Smart gun technology, such as fingerprint recognition, limits use of a gun to the owner and permitted users. Mandating that new guns use the new technology and instituting trade-in programs to replace old guns with safer ones can prevent a household’s firearms from being used for suicide by family members or others with access to the firearm.
If the Armatix iP1 is indicative of smart guns, mandating its use might reduce firearms suicide by ten to twenty percent on failures alone.
* For new readers: sarcasm.
Why does the stupid hurt me instead of the idiots it’s supposed to?
Why does anyone think they have a right to stop someone from suicide? Just maybe a family member or good friend… but total strangers, with or without another agenda? The same people who wouldn’t dream of allowing a pet to suffer… seem perfectly happy to torture another human for as long as possible. I never did get it.
Somebody tries to stop me from suicide (got plenty of reasons, just not enough excuses) will have to kill me first. Election Day is coming up and the rooftops beckon. But so does New Hampshire, my nephew and heir, his beautiful wives and their many children.