Extreme Risk Protection Orders

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(Could this possibly be the mythical point of agreement between NRA and Anti-gun peeps?)



Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and Suicide - EverytownResearch.org

Extreme risk protection orders—also called gun violence restraining orders—enable courts to temporarily prohibit a person from having guns if law enforcement or immediate family members show that he poses a significant danger to himself or others.

ERPO laws have been shown to reduce suicide rates by providing an opportunity to intervene and prevent a person from accessing firearms during a time of crisis, before dangerous warning signs escalate into firearm suicide.

America is in the midst of a firearm suicide epidemic. But preventing a suicidal person’s access to firearms can save their life.

Suicide accounts for nearly two-thirds of gun deaths in the United States, killing over 21,000 Americans each year.1 And guns are used in over half of all suicide deaths.2Those numbers are high for a simple reason: because guns are more lethal than almost any other method of self-harm, people who attempt suicide with a gun are overwhelmingly likely to die.3

Access to a gun is associated with a significant increase in risk of suicide. A review of fourteen studies found that household gun access triples the risk of death by suicide.4

Reducing a suicidal person’s access to firearms – by temporarily removing them during acute mental crisis – is likely to save their life. Suicide is often an impulsive act; many survivors of suicide attempts report spending less than 10 minutes deliberating before their suicidal act.5
 
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America is in the midst of a firearm suicide epidemic.
America is not in "the midst of a firearm suicide epidemic." As has been demonstrated here several times, suicide by firearm has dropped slightly as suicide by other methods has skyrocketed.
 
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The argument is misrepresenting a firearm suicide epidemic.

This is why liberals never solve anything. The problem is the increase in suicides. Rather than focus on why people are commiting suicide, liberals hone in on guns because that is what liberals do.

Suicide by hanging has increased by 104% in the past nine year span, and suicide by firearms has dropped. Honing in on ropes will not change the suicide rate, but using liberal logic, ropes, cords, twine, etc. should be banned.

Again, this is why liberals can solve nothing.
 
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The argument is misrepresenting of a firearm suicide epidemic.

This is why liberals never solve anything. The problem is the increase in suicides. Rather than focus on why people are commiting suicide, liberals hone in on guns because that is what liberals do.

Suicide by hanging has increased by 104% in the past nine year span, and suicide by firearms has dropped. Honing in on ropes will not change the suicide rate, but using liberal logic, ropes, cords, twine, etc. should be banned.

Again, this is why liberals can solve nothing.
I would classify 20,000 suicide death by firearm (as many as 90% preventable) as a crisis. What is your definition of "crisis"?
 
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You collectivists are a pitiful bunch.


Hey, biff.... shouldn't we just outlaw suicide then you wouldn't run into all of this pesky constitution nonsense. You could just solve your problem right there
 
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Generally, the concept of outlawing mental illness fell out of favor in the early 20th century...
 

imaginethat

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America is not in "the midst of a firearm suicide epidemic." As has been demonstrated here several times, suicide by firearm has dropped slightly as suicide by other methods has skyrocketed.
According to Colorado Public Radio this morning, of the ~800 firearm deaths in Colorado last year, ~600 of them were suicides.

Certain medical and mental conditions result in a person losing their right to drive their car. The reason? Certain medical and mental conditions result in a person being unable to drive a car safely.

I can't for a minute see why in light of certain mental/emotional states that possession of a gun should be exempt from the same rationale.
 
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