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U.S. military aims to prevent suicides by taking soldiers’ private guns away from them
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 25784940:MV8yMDExNzU0XzMzOTkxMDg4XzlBODM4RjIz] [quote:Anonymous Coward 9254095:MV8yMDExNzU0XzMzODA4NzQ4Xzg4M0QyOEY0] Seems a "disamirningly" ingenious way to take guns from those most skilled in their use... [/quote] Indeed. It's almost as good as "think of the chilllddrennnnn". [/quote]
With nearly half of all suicides in the U.S. military committed with a privately owned firearm, Congress and the Pentagon are moving to implement policies that will discourage at-risk members of the armed forces from retaining their personal weapons.
As suicides continue to rise in 2012, the Defence Department officials are developing a suicide prevention campaign, part of which will encourage friends and family of the potentially suicidal to convince the soldiers to give up their weapons.
The Pentagon’s move would be hugely controversial as some lobbyists may construe it as gun control.
link to www.dailymail.co.uk
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