I don't think it will be a deluge or that the demise of the LGR will have much if anything to do with it.
I do think however there will be an increase in gun deaths due to mental illness, because there is going to be more mental illness in the future and probably more guns too.
That’s an opinion that you’re certainly entitled to, but like all other forms of illness, with modern advancements in medicine and/or treatments, isn’t it reasonable to also assume that your concern with a potential increase in instances of said illnesses as the baby boomers age could also be countered with modern and future advancements?
As a personal observation, I spent this morning at a gun show (a monthly occurrence) in Burnaby that’s put on by a club I belong to……..Now this said club is predominantly made up of seniors, with a likely average age of 70-75 (It would probably be higher if not for my small group of “youngsters” in our late 40s).
Now many of these seniors are veterans of WW II (getting fewer) and Korea, both obviously life changing events, that a reasonable person could assume could play on ones mental health…………The reason I bring this up is that my personal observations with these older folks (and admittedly I’m not a trained professional) I’d question if any suffer from any form of mental illness (aside from how they price their rifles!!)
What makes you feel our generation (Baby Boomers)will see such a drastic increase in mental illness? When contrasted with the previous generation, there has been no major life changing events on par with WW II or Korea that our generation was forced to endure…….So why do you think there will be a sudden increase?
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