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White House Unveils New Plan to Prevent Suicides By Gun


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It seems a little odd that Homeland Security is involved.





White House Unveils New Plan to Prevent Suicides By Gun, With Focus on Military Members and Vets

The cross-agency plan will focus on gun access and storage, as well as support for anyone who may be considering suicide

By Michael Balsamo  Published November 2, 2021

The Biden administration is rolling out a new initiative aimed at reducing suicides by gun and combating the significant increases in suicides by members of the military and veterans.


The White House is announcing the new plan on Tuesday, which officials say is an unprecedented focus by the federal government on reducing the risk of suicide through awareness and training campaigns and new regulations to increase the availability of gun storage products.


The plan calls for federal agencies, including the Defense Department, Homeland Security, the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and the Department of Transportation’s emergency medical services office to create public awareness campaigns to encourage safer storage of guns and training for counselors, crisis responders and others.


The effort also includes the Justice Department finalizing a rule that was first proposed in 2016 and would require stores that sell firearms to also offer secure gun storage and safety devices, the White House said.


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On 11/3/2021 at 11:08 AM, jim123 said:

Why not offer free noose tying lessons and give out a free box cutter at the end? That might reduce the suicide with a gun violences.


There's technically a difference between discouraging suicide by gun and encouraging suicide by other means. Sadly, they're practically the same thing, anyway.


Once again, they're blaming the gun when the actual problem lies elsewhere.

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