You posted two Wikipedia links. If there was another earlier I may or may not have seen it But in the meantime here is a Harvard study. Maybe I am just a crazy pro-lifer. All lives are precious right? A study by the Harvard School of Public Health of all 50 U.S. states reveals a powerful link between rates of firearm ownership and suicides. Based on a survey of American households conducted in 2002, HSPH Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management Matthew Miller, Research Associate Deborah Azrael, and colleagues at the School’s Injury Control Research Center (ICRC), found that in states where guns were prevalent—as in Wyoming, where 63 percent of households reported owning guns—rates of suicide were higher. The inverse was also true: where gun ownership was less common, suicide rates were also lower. The lesson? Many lives would likely be saved if people disposed of their firearms, kept them locked away, or stored them outside the home. Says HSPH Professor of Health Policy David Hemenway, the ICRC’s director: “Studies show that most attempters act on impulse, in moments of panic or despair. Once the acute feelings ease, 90 percent do not go on to die by suicide.” http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/guns-and-suicide/
Self defense and home defense are available by other means than guns. I am still waiting for the home alarm and barred doors convention to come here to Raleigh but so far it has only been gun and knife shows BTW there is ample evidence that gun control reduces suicides as well as accidental deaths. Also, majority of people who survive a suicide attempt get help, recover, and dont try to kill themselves again. Sure wish more people had that opportunity to live full lives. But hey, I am just a pro life guy, you know. Every life is precious right? So.... whenever you can get to it... take your time.
You guys REALLY want these games to mean something more than they do. Watch preseason, have fun, make cases for the guys who should be on the roster. But these games mean so little in regards to regular season. I want to see #1s play better too, but I am not going to panic just because we dont score a TD every drive