I know we often speak about mentally ill individuals and how they should be excluded from handling firearms. I got to thinking about depressed situations and I’m not talking about clinical depression, I’m talking about sadness from a loss or a pending loss. In those situations it is probably not a great idea for anyone who may be capable of causing harm to theirself or others to mess with firearms or alcohol. Alcohol is a known depressant and while it may numb the feelings of sadness or grief one might be feeling it certainly is not a cure. The cure is to work it out to the point you can cherish the good times. There would be nothing worse than someone grieving to imbibe too much and then decide to end it all. There is light on the other side of the tunnel and while you may feel as if you are under a mountain of grief if you keep moving forward eventually you will get to the other side.