Nevada 1 of 5 states where gun suicides outnumber roadway deaths – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada is one of five states in which gun suicides outnumber roadway deaths, according to a comparison of the most recently available statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the same time span, gun suicides have risen to all-time highs. While Nevadans kill themselves by methods ranging from jumping from bridges and cliffs to drug overdoses, poisoning and hanging, more than 51 percent of suicides involve the use of a gun, according to the Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention. Nevada is one of 10 states where total gun deaths outnumbered traffic fatalities.
Utah, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, gun suicides outweighed crashes. A combination of depression, gun accessibility and lack of mental health resources were also among the leading suicide factors cited by Dr. Ron Lawrence, founder of the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada. Teenage gun suicides accounted for less than 4 percent of the total. Males accounted for 86 percent of gun suicides across all age groups.
As part of an initiative to build awareness for gun suicides, the Department of Suicide Prevention launched a statewide campaign with Nevada gun stores in 2012. The department leaves gun safety and suicide prevention brochures in stores and trains employees to intervene when a customer seems suicidal. The Range 702 and 2nd Amendment Gun Shop are among Las Vegas Valley gun shops participating in the campaign. Egan said a recent gun background check petition drive also could help cut down on suicides.
‘Notice: Please be aware that, due to conflict between federal and state laws concerning the cultivation, distribution, manufacture, or sale of marijuana, the Company is not able to close, nor insure, any transaction involving property that is associated with these activities. This is a big deal, and I’m not at all sure many in the real estate industry are even aware of it yet. It means that a marijuana-growing operation, or establishment that ‘dispenses’ marijuana, cannot get title insurance for their property, making it nearly impossible to sell the property. Note that the clause above does not enumerate any kind of time limit! When you can’t get title insurance, you can’t get a loan!
That landlord would probably be better-off if his property were contaminated with plutonium! In the interim, which probably includes the remainder of our lifetimes, significant risk will continue to attach,. About John Farnam & Defense Training International, IncAs a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or in-actions.
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Canada unveils plans to legalise recreational marijuana
Canada has laid out its plan to legalise the sale of recreational marijuana by June 2018. If it passes, the country will be the largest developed nation to end marijuana prohibition. The law was tabled on Thursday, and would allow adults over 18 to possess up to 30g of dried marijuana. The former police chief had chaired the government’s cannabis task force, which laid out a blueprint for legal recreational pot in Canada. It would allow police to test people’s saliva if they think a driver has been using marijuana.
Canada has some of the highest marijuana use in the world, according to the task force, especially amongst young people. The new framework would make it illegal to market marijuana products to children, or sell to anyone under 18. One thing her organisation has been pushing for is to have the sale of marijuana contained to government-controlled stores that enforce minimum pricing. Mr Goodale advised that, in the meantime, police will enforce existing marijuana laws. Many have been regularly raided by police and two prominent marijuana activists and retailers – Marc and Jodie Emery – were recently arrested and charged with a number of offences including drug trafficking.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001 and is grown by 42 federally licensed producers. The medical marijuana framework would continue to operate under the new legislation, but licensed Canadian producers who grow for the medical marijuana market are already jockeying to enter the lucrative recreational retail sector.
McCarthy is fun in ‘Life of the Party,’ but comedy too infrequently LOL-funny
The latest comedy vehicle for Melissa McCarthy offers an appealing-enough premise: McCarthy plays a suddenly single woman who goes back to college to complete her degree at the same time her daughter is there for her senior year. It also can be quite charming, thanks also to McCarthy. Too often it’s is plagued by weak writing from McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone, who also directs. Full of emotions, Deanna states that it’s great to be back at Dan’s and her alma mater. After a binge at the bookstore for school-spirit gear, Deanna wakes in her dorm room before classes start.
While her roommate, Leonor, is an odd, live-life-in-the-dark type, Deanna immediately hits it off with her daughter’s sorority sisters Amanda, Debbie and Helen. Deanna also finds a rival in the pretty-and-bratty Jennifer, another weak plot element, this one to generate occasional conflict – and a dance-off at a 1980s-themed party. Speaking of parties, at an earlier bash at a fraternity house, Deanna is given a quick makeover by Maddie in the bathroom, indulges in some binge drinking and spends the night with a young man, Jack. Of course, it makes little sense that the handsome, kind-hearted Jack becomes obsessed with Deanna based on their night of passion. McCarthy and Falcone aren’t really in the business of making sensible plot choices.
As penned by them and performed by McCarthy, Deanna is a very likeable heroine, and her relationship with her daughter is very sweet. Rated: PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying.