A great American, no doubt.
I agree fish . the Hitler comparisons have no place here. come on scat
In the interest of fairness I want to relate a personal experience.
My mother tried to kill herself 3 times that I know of. Each time she was unsuccessful. However, I would describe her attempts as intended to be attempts, if you know what I mean and not to be insensitive.
My sister made three attempts to kill herself. Once she was unsuccessful, twice someone intervened and saved her life, otherwise she absolutely would have died.
My father attempted suicide one time and successfully killed himself.
The difference...My father used a gun.
I do believe having a gun in the home increases the chance that someone will be harmed more than it increases the chance that someone will be saved.
That said, I support a person's right to use a gun for self defense.
Jared Lee Loughner killed 6 people and wounded 13 others when he was able to fire plenty rapidly with a semi-automatic gun with a large magazine. Didn't get apprehended until he had to stop to reload.
Someone asked if a center can still be a difference-maker in today's NBA, and Shaq said, "No. Not shooting jumpers."
So what happened in one case is enough for you base an entire policy off of? Fair enough. Insert a case where a person having a large magazine saved their life. Oh look at that! I guess we should keep them.