I ask this because I don't get it. I'll never understand why someone would want to risk shooting themselves to end their life. I don't get suicide period, but when people talk about shooting themselves, do they generally mean it or is it simply a cry for help or for attention? Seriously... How messy. My mom is a dispatcher for a police department and she had to have officers respond to an attempted suicide where the guy shot himself in the face, only he didn't kill himself, he just blew off half of his face. Sheesh. And also, what about the love ones left behind? Your depriving them of an open casket funeral as well... How selfish. Are there any statistics on methods of suicide? I'm curious because I don't see why anyone would choose the method of shooting themselves, but so many people seem to talk about doing so. Personally, I don't get why people don't take some PM pills to get drowsy, go make a bed in the garage, and turn the car on with the door shut. You will simply go to sleep and never wake up. Painless, and not messy. This is what makes me think that when people talk about suicide by gunshot, that it really is a cry for help or for attention. But what do I know, I have no suicidal thoughts. What do you think?