#105 DirkStruan: "Also, guns are painless..."
You should talk to doctors or nurses who work in larger hospital ER's and I'm betting they will tell you differently. One example that happened just this year: 20 something year old female decided to shoot herself in the stomach due to boyfriend problems, didn't die before the boyfriend got home and called 911, lots of bleeding before the doctors could open her open in surgery, she lasted 3 days before dying in the hospital.
Yes, sometimes suicide attempts by firearm are successful and pretty quick, but when it doesn't go that way all bets are off. I hear too many stories from cops and ER personnel, unfortunately.