Opioid Crisis Leads Surgeon General to Urge Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote Kits. Perhaps if the anti-gun wingnuts running about were really serious about saving lives they’d worry about drug deaths instead. But, we know the real agenda is gun confiscation and that saving lives is only a pretence. The math is below.

  • Drug overdose deaths are approximately 63,000 per year
  • Gun deaths are about 36,200 per year
  • Of the 36,200 per year approximately 22,000 are suicide leaving about 14,200 non-suicide gun deaths.

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Not so silent
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You wanna OD, you die. I am not about to squirt something up someones nose. Sorry but that is self induced. You in a car crash and need help, fine. You deserve to be helped. You are laying on a street corner drooling in a puddle. sorry your on your own. I have dealt with tooooo many of these folks. They get pissed when you use “Narcan”. They loose their high. So now you have an angry dope addict. No thanks.

whiskeyriver
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Crap like that is why I could never be a cop. I’ll stop at a car crash and call help and help all I can. But an OD? No way. Screw you, you did it to yourself then live with your choice.

I don’t know how you lived with all that crap for so many years. When I got out of the service years ago I was screw you I don’t care. Someone get in a car wreck? Dumbazzes should learn how to drive. The only place I drew a line is if you harmed a child I would go hunting. But where do you draw the line? Stupid people have children so when do you know it is time to take those kids and put them in a good home? You understand what I am saying?

Being a cop is a tough damn job, one I would never be able to do. Don’t have the patience and at 64 I never will. I’m more of the slap the crap out of them and get their attention kind of guy and a cop can’t do that.

StrinaM
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I will not pay $150 on the off chance some moron decides to OD. The SG can KMA. As can the tweakers.

whiskeyriver
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Yep, let them die. Anyone who is so stupid they take drugs like that or shoot heroin into their veins does not deserve any mercy. Adios pendejos.

StrinaM
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If they know they have a good chance of being revived, they’ll just keep using. Never hit rock bottom. Let them take their lives into their hands.

whiskeyriver
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The last time I was in the VA hospital I had crushed one ankle. Took two operations and about 5 months to heal up so I could get around again. And they gave me hydrocodone 50 pills at a time for pain. And all I had to do is call and they would send me 50 more.

I still have a half full bottle in the medicine cabinet 4 years later. I don’t understand how anyone could get hooked on that crap. You can’t get out and do anything, feel like crap, in a daze all the time, it doesn’t make any sense to me. The military doctors loaded me up on morphine when I got shot up, I hated it because it screws up your mind and you can’t get back to doing what you needed to do so I told the docs no more. 6 weeks later I was back in my unit, running the rivers.

Pain is in the mind, if you don’t mind it don’t matter. Got three collapsed discs in my back. Broke both elbows. Both knees have been operated on. Gotten kicked by a calf and have a broken rib that never healed right. I can break it again today if I am not careful when I lean over the tailgate of my pickup. I hurt every day somewhere and I do not need dope to get by. It’s all in the mind, just live with it because there is no cure, no magic pill that will help.