John at the Boats and Bullets blog had the fortitude both to read through a Media Matters article and then to find something useful in it. He’s a better man than I!
The MMFA article was quoting “research” by well-known anti-gun Harvard researchers David Hemenway and Matthew Miller regarding firearms used in suicide attempts. What John found was interesting.
Let’s read that last sentence again… “Attempts involving drugs or cutting, which account for more than 90% of all suicidal acts, prove fatal far less often.” So guns are used less than 10% of the time… and they’re the biggest problem? Interesting…
As the “Coffee Talk” lady used to say on SNL… “Talk amongst yourselves.”
Go and read John’s blog post for the full story.