Statistics point to other conclusion
Now back to those tragic suicides. Looks like there were 38 suicides by firearm in 2011. I don't know how many suicides by other means there were, that statistic was not given. I also don't know how many of those would have been prevented by all the new gun laws being proposed, but I suspect most of those poor souls would have found other means to their end. So if you really want to save lives, stop trying to twist the statistics, look at the numbers and do things that will make a difference. Those families of the 38 traffic deaths and the 38 suicides are grieving just as badly as the five from gun related homicides.