Out with a Bang

By Bill Maher

As it turns out, we do have assisted suicide in all 50 states. It’s called a gun. According to The Atlantic:

Guns are far more likely to be used in suicides than in killing assailants… According to the CDC, 19,392 people committed suicide with a gun in 2010… That same year, meanwhile, the FBI recorded only 230 justifiable homicides, in which a private citizen used a firearm to kill a felon during the commission of a felony… More than six in 10 of the firearm deaths in the past decade were suicides, not homicides. And if you're set on ending your life, a gun is the surest way to do it. Eighty-five percent of people who shoot themselves die, versus 1 percent of people who cut themselves and 2 percent of those who attempt to overdose.

This has the resounding ricochet sound of a win-win to me. Gun nuts getting a little down and offing themselves. I just wish they didn't hurt all those deer and ducks.