Montana Gun Trader Member Only Poll
- No 88%, 42 votes42 votes 88%42 votes - 88% of all votes
- Yes 13%, 6 votes6 votes 13%6 votes - 13% of all votes
Remember: This is not a poll for "Is a gun the best tool for the job when committing suicide?" We all know that's true. The question is asking about the total number. If there were fewer guns, would there be fewer attempts at suicide? Yes or no?
Click Or Call The National Suicide Prevention Life Line At 1-800-273-8255 NOW If You Are Feeling Suicidal!
Easily the most depressing and influential statistic that Montana gun owners ever contend with in the discussion over more gun control is related to firearms attainability in Montana and successful suicides. How do we as gun owners help justify gun ownership when so many of our friends, family members and neighbors are taken from us with the simple squeeze of a trigger and we have a lot more triggers?
It’s simple and may seem insensitive, but where there’s a will, there’s a way and that’s the way most of us grew up. We all know that someone who is determined to do something will find a way to do it. As insensitive as this may sound, suicide by firearm is common sense at work. Use the best tool for the job.
How can we help? Get help if you need it and be sure your guns are inaccessible to those with suicidal tendencies and try to get them the help they need whether they have access to guns or not. They will figure out another way to get the job done. Don’t let it be with your gun!