Gun freaks never understand how having a deadly weapon close-by can turn
despondency into suicide, a family argument into what we see here,
murder-suicide. Had the firearm not been so easily obtainable the likelihood is
that this couple would still be alive. Just having a firearm in the home
increases the chance of successful suicide by 7X, murder by 4X according to the
FBI. The chance of a gun used to kill yourself or a family member is 300 times
greater than using a gun to protect oneself or family from intrusion or attack.
Call me crazy but I would much rather hug a warm human being than a cold piece
Good thing they had a gun in the house!You know, to protect them from
burglars, home invaders, and the Government.God bless this poor,
You two knot heads are just speculating. Speculate with facts,not supposition.
Hey Flashback, Lightning Lad has facts, not suppositions.
3 kids to relive this awful event for the rest of their lives...My
heart goes out to these kids and their extended families.. Anger +
an available weapon is a recipe for disaster.
FlashbackKearns, UTYou two knot heads are just speculating.
Speculate with facts,not supposition.10:08 a.m. Dec. 23, 2013======== The FACT is, somebody got mad, there
was a gun in the house, 2 parents are dead, and 3 kids are now
orphaned.How is that making things up?Tell you what
Flashback, give us one single fact supporting having a gun in that house
made anyone safer?
To "Lightening Lad" you know, if you remove the guns, then it just turns
to knives, bats, and other weapons. Removing guns from the population does not
stop evil.Read "Prattville teens killed in murder-suicide were
stabbed to death" at WSFA.If that isn't enough, read
"Police identify three dead in Wyoming murder-suicide" from Reuters.Not having a gun in the home just made the mentally ill turn to knives
and a bow and arrow.The problem isn't the guns, but mental
illness. When is your ilk going to realize that?Did you miss the
article last week where the FBI reported on the killing sprees that were averted
because they got mental health professionals involved with people that were
planning on killing people?
RedShirtCalTech is right on... We need to fund mental health both with Federal
and State programs.... if someone is going to kill themselves they can do it
with a 2 x 4 ... whatever is readily available is going to be the weapon... Guns
just seem to be more readily available.Frankly, I'd rather be shot
than knifed or beaten to death.... you have a greater chance of survival with a
bullet..not so much with hallow points...
A gun is not the only method of murder suicide. Think of poor Powell family. I
wish we understood the mind better. If we could heal the mind, it wouldn't
FlashbackRedShirtCalTechAnswer my question...How did
having a gun save and protect ANYONE in that house?And you
don't need to explain it to me, YOU need to explain to those kids.
Open Minded MormonYou seem closed minded.This is a sad
story. But once again a gun is being blamed as the cause of this tragedy. A gun
did not kill anyone. A person killed two people. Period. It is really irrelevant
what weapon was used in a fit of rage to kill, the problem is the fit of rage.
To "Open Minded Mormon" get off your high horse, and read the articles
that I referenced.Again, Evil will find a way to kill. Having a gun
in the house is only a side note. As I have pointed out, you can still have
murder suicides without a gun, and they are gory because you now have pools of
blood as people bleed out of knife wounds.Just look at the stories
out there where there were murder/suicides with knives. Are you prepared to
make knives a banned item because evil people will begin to use knives more as
guns become harder to get?