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    If I read the original post correctly, the gun was given not bought. The gun is just another steel and plastic tool that has no decision as to what it is used for. I'd keep it.

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    I would, a gun is a gun.
    It has not, nor will not kill anyone. It is inanimate...

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    I carry a SP101 that was burgled from my vehicle in one city, and recovered by the DEA in a drug raid 11 years later in another city.

    I thought it was pretty cool that they returned it to me., or at least allowed me to travel to that city and pick it up. They wouldn't deliver.

    I often wonder what it had been involved in during those years, but don't let it keep me from enjoying having it back.

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    I'd need some details before I decided to keep it or not...

    Did the fellow bleed on it? That's bad for the finish...

    Are we sure it was a suicide and not an accidental discharge?

    Thus far, I've had one (1) AD in all my years of handling firearms & that was from a shotgun with a sear that broke (releasing the firing pin) as I worked the slide action. Fortunately, as always, I had the gun pointed in a safe direction (toward the clay that had just launched -- but I missed --darn!).

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    I'd use it.

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    I wouldn't touch a "suicide gun". To be honest, that's the kind of weird stuff that makes some people think gun owners are nuts. Sure, a gun is a gun is a gun, and sure, a gun is a tool, and sure, the suicide wasn't the gun's fault. But it's just weird to pull out a gun from the gun safe and show it to someone and say (without a hint of feeling) "yeah, some dude's wife killed herself with this."

    At the very least, sell it and buy a different gun.

    The only reason for keeping such a gun would be if it had some sentimental value.

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    The gun is only a tool. Tools are not Evil......some people are though,
    I would have no reservations with owning this fine tool .

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    Strictly my opinion... It depends on the situation, but I would not keep this gun. Just something about having a gun that someone used to kill themselves with gives me the willies. I'm a Karma believer and I would think that it has some type of bad juju on it. On the other hand. Combat weapons and duty weapons might be a different story. I'd consider owning one of them where there is no question about a suicide gun. I Can't pinpoint why, but that is my take and I'm sticking to it.

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    It wouldn't bother me to have a gun with a history like that. I used to collect old military guns for a while. They all just about had a history. I still have a few but sold a lot of them mainly because I don't shoot long guns as much since I for hurt. I don't really hunt anymore and It guns are made to shoot. It isn't fair to them to make them into safe queens.

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    I'm another one that would probably take the gun without reservations. It would be a totally different situation if it was a family member or close friend that committed suicide. I would probably want that gun gone.

    The house I grew up in actually had a suicide in it. One of the contractors pulled his car into the garage and asphyxiated himself. I was too young to know about it at the time, but it did creep me out a little bit when I found out later, but it really wasn't a big deal. Again, if a family member or friend had done it, totally different story.

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    I don't think that I would have a problem using the pistol. It did what it was designed to do. When I was in the Army I used my share of firearms and know that they were used to take lives. Obviously the friend wanted it to be used again and felt that by giving it to his friend it did not bother him in the least. I have heard of others that would take a hammer to the barrel to make sure that the pistol would not work again after a family member used it to commit suicide.

    When I was 4-5 years old I woke up to my parents arguing one night and walked out into the living room to find my dad with his pistol in his mouth. He did not shoot himself, but I still have that pistol. Sure I think about it when I shoot it, but it still puts the round where I point. Karma or not, I can use it to protect my family it will give me new memories.

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    I wouldn't really care as long as it didn't kill someone close to me. don't think I could keep it if say my brother killed himself with it.

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    Would it change anybody's answer if say the last 5 owners of the gun committed suicide with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48dodge View Post
    Would it change anybody's answer if say the last 5 owners of the gun committed suicide with it?
    Nope...still not the guns fault as to what it was used for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 48dodge View Post
    Would it change anybody's answer if say the last 5 owners of the gun committed suicide with it?
    Not one bit... again long as I didn't have ties to them. What others do don't mean I'll do. Superstitious I'm not.

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