Re: Gun control discussions in the wake of the Newtown, CT deaths
Originally Posted by fushingfeef
Personally, I would not keep a gun in a house if my spouse had a history of depression. Guns offer a permanent outcome to a temporary feeling. If I knew I had a relative visiting who was unstable, I would lock those up.
I should point out that this issue is very close to me, as my 13-year-old brother committed suicide with one of my father's pistols, and he had a history of hyperactivity and probably had other behavioral issues that were not commonly diagnosed back in 1988. I grew up owning guns and hunting with my father. But I see the enormous risks of guns as well.
...my wife lost her sister in the same manner...she was bi-polar and was at a low point in the cycle-had stopped taking her meds, and took the permanent "solution"...I feel the pain even now, as I know you do...and yes, there's risk there-as in everything...