Take your guns to save the children

Cunt Smasher

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Ugggh, this is fucking retarded logic, so will probably catch on quickly.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...-+Top+Stories)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Nearly 20% of children and young people at risk for suicide say there's a gun in their home, new research shows.
And among these youth, 15% know how to get their hands on both the gun and bullets.
"That's a volatile mix: kids at risk and the means to complete suicide," said Stephen Teach, who will present the study Monday at a meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Washington.
Reducing teens' access to guns can be life-saving, Miller said. Studies show that many teen suicide attempts are impulsive. One-fourth of teens who survived a suicide attempt said they thought of suicide just five minutes before making the attempt.The findings underscore the importance of screening young people for depression and suicidal thoughts, as well asking about guns in the home, said Teach, associate chief of emergency medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
 

MayrMeninoCrash

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97% have a tv, 95% have steak knives and 88% have pressure cookers. Lets ban those things too because all of a sudden correlation = causation.
 

whiskeyguy

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The findings underscore the importance of screening young people for depression and suicidal thoughts, as well asking about guns in the home...
Let that sink in for a second. It doesn't say "provide more services for young people that need counseling", it says screening. That means a systematic process in which kids are interviewed, even without showing any signs of suicidal tendencies. Part of that process is asking them whether or not you have firearms in the home. This can only lead to one thing... your firearms being confiscated because of something your children said.

This is fucking enraging.
 

Lord Zero

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Most of the girls that kill themselves use pills and other non-violent methods. These cunts are working every angle and exploiting as many dead kids as they can.
 

whiskeyguy

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Sppeaking as a depressive, you're not going to find much in those screenings; people (especially teenagers) that are truly depressed often lie about it.
Agreed. I also think it works the other way... people who aren't suicidal or depressed will lie about it to get attention. Or they're mad at their parents and just want to punish them. It's yet another tool to arbitrarily take away a person's rights. This should be unconstitutional, because you're using a child to spy on the parents.
 

Lord Zero

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This should be unconstitutional, because you're using a child to spy on the parents.
If the screenings are mandatory, then they're also a form of detainment and interrogation -- all without a warrant.