Originally Posted by orangello
I did not realize that almost two-thirds of the "gun-related" deaths in 2010 were suicides. That makes the 31,000 number seem inflated by what are arguably voluntary deaths, a bit different from murders and even accidents/negligence.
Yes just one more way the gun grabbers lie with the numbers they use. Suicides by gun should clearly be left out of statistics on violent crime and gun violence. As you said these are voluntary acts. Beyond that, if guns didn't exist, these people would simply find other ways to kill themselves.