Re: Just to clear up one small bit of the fog in this article
No, it's not. Autopsy's are required in the case of suicides to verify that it was a suicide and not a homicide. Go take a peek at some public records and it becomes clear. Suicides will have something to the effect of "Circumstances of death: Suicide" vs "Circumstances of death: Homicide".
Personally I'm of the opinion that suicides should be left out of gun violence statistics, or at least separated out. A suicidal person will find a way, gun or no gun. Trust me, I've put a lot of thought into the matter in the past. I'm only here now because someone was there to care at exactly the right moment.
And in case you're wondering, I've been out of those woods for a while. Anon for obvious reasons anyway.