California Grandmother Sells Thousands Of Homemade Suicide Kits

suicideHero or monster? Apparently, constructing suicide kits is the new knitting. San Diego’s KGTV reports:

A 91-year-old East County grandmother is getting national attention for making suicide kits. The woman started making the kits after watching her husband die a slow, painful death from colon cancer.

“I’m doing what I can to improve the world,” she told 10News. “There’s a lot of heartache and difficulty here.” Charlotte makes the kits — which cost buyers $60 — by taking large plastic bags and sewing soft elastic bands around the opening. There is a slot in the bag for a plastic tube carrying helium gas to be inserted. Helium — when inhaled in its pure form — is deadly. Kit users are responsible for securing their own helium gas.

“If heaven is so wonderful, you know you’d naturally want to go there, wouldn’t you?” said Charlotte. Charlotte said her sales were nearly $100,000 last year. That’s more than 1,600 suicide kits. The business is legal because of a loophole in California law but many question the ethics behind it.

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  • Robobagons

    Awesome LoL…I use to be in the military, I also found something very odd one day. I was at a local pawnshop, (Best one I had ever seen) to purchase a gun, and I noticed they had pre tied nooses. All you had to do was tie it up somewhere, and your ready to hang your self. I found it very odd, but figured they were selling these things, pre noosed only because it was next to a military base. Looks like they’ve got some competition from grammy now lol.

  • Robobagons

    Awesome LoL…I use to be in the military, I also found something very odd one day. I was at a local pawnshop, (Best one I had ever seen) to purchase a gun, and I noticed they had pre tied nooses. All you had to do was tie it up somewhere, and your ready to hang your self. I found it very odd, but figured they were selling these things, pre noosed only because it was next to a military base. Looks like they’ve got some competition from grammy now lol.

  • ArgosyJones

    Plastic bag + rubber band.

  • ArgosyJones

    Plastic bag + rubber band.

  • Beardfreak1969

    Excellent, its about time we looked closely at the retarded law against assisted suicide. How can so-called civilized man allow others to die in the most revolting manner possible. Bring back the Stoic schools!

    • Mr. Coffee

      Because it’s good money keeping people alive and in as much pain as possible.

  • Beardfreak1969

    Excellent, its about time we looked closely at the retarded law against assisted suicide. How can so-called civilized man allow others to die in the most revolting manner possible. Bring back the Stoic schools!

  • justagirl

    first response: “ooooh! what’s it come with”? :D

  • justagirl

    first response: “ooooh! what’s it come with”? :D

  • echar

    This is rather odd. KGTV questions if this is ethical, yet they give this woman free advertisement. Is their broadcasting if this story ethical? Is it ethical for disinformation? I had no clue that these existed, now I do. I wonder how many seriously depressed people are now aware of their existence. On one hand, if a person is dead set (pun intended) to kill themselves, they will do it.

    What a crazy planet. Grannies making suicide kits, Slaves cheering on the Koch Brothers broadcasted serial rape of America, news stations handing out front row seats to audio visual lobotomies,etc… What’s next?

    • Simiantongue

      It’s not really crazy that Grannies are making suicide kits if you think about it. The very elderly are more acutely aware of what the end of life entails usually, having lived through losing most of the people they lived their lives with. That experience will make them more knowledgeable than most.

      • echar

        I can see what you offer. Perhaps my wording created confusion. Granny Suicide Kit’s (great name for a band btw) small business appears to be a clashing of opposites from my perspective. It’s like this… Sweet little ol’ granny comforting you into death like Hades.

        I envision her tender touch on a limp hand, soothing,whispering. Close your eyes dear. The suffering will end soon. A high pitched groan escapes, as bowels betray a dignified end.

        On a lighter note: Lindsay Lohan appeared to her first day of community service in see through top.

  • Monkey’s Uncle

    This is rather odd. KGTV questions if this is ethical, yet they give this woman free advertisement. Is their broadcasting if this story ethical? Is it ethical for disinformation? I had no clue that these existed, now I do. I wonder how many seriously depressed people are now aware of their existence. On one hand, if a person is dead set (pun intended) to kill themselves, they will do it.

    What a crazy planet. Grannies making suicide kits, Slaves cheering on the Koch Brothers broadcasted serial rape of America, news stations handing out front row seats to audio visual lobotomies,etc… What’s next?

  • Symbollocks The Druid

    What’re they so impatient for? Congress has been in session for only 4 months now–give it a chance to take effect?

  • Symbollocks The Druid

    What’re they so impatient for? Congress has been in session for only 4 months now–give it a chance to take effect?

  • Simiantongue

    It’s not really crazy that Grannies are making suicide kits if you think about it. The very elderly are more acutely aware of what the end of life entails usually, having lived through losing most of the people they lived their lives with. That experience will make them more knowledgeable than most.

  • Monkey’s Uncle

    I can see what you offer. Perhaps my wording created confusion. Granny Suicide Kit’s (great name for a band btw) small business appears to be a clashing of opposites from my perspective. It’s like this… Sweet little ol’ granny comforting you into death like Hades.

    I envision her tender touch on a limp hand, soothing,whispering. Close your eyes dear. The suffering will end soon. A high pitched groan escapes, as bowels betray a dignified end.

    On a lighter note: Lindsay Lohan appeared to her first day of community service in see through top.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    You are free to die, the law is irrelevent.

  • Anonymous

    You are free to die, the law is irrelevent.

  • Guest

    to a fistful of valium plus a bottle of jack, add 3-4 viagra. now, .that’s whut ah’m talkin’ about.

  • Anonymous

    to a fistful of valium plus a bottle of jack, add 3-4 viagra. now, .that’s whut ah’m talkin’ about.

  • skerrako

    They do realize the bible says suicide sends you to hell right?

    The basis is “don’t cut short the plan God has givin you” or something like that.

    • Amanda Moore

      Um… If it says that in the Bible, give me the verse number and chapter… Im pretty sure it says the only UNFORGIVABLE SIN is denouncing the Holy Spirit publically and meaning it.

      LUKE 12:10, “And everyone that says a word against the Son of Man, that will be forgiven; But he that blasphemes against The Holy Spirit will not be forgiven

      MARK 3:29, “Whoever blasphemes against The Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of everlasting sin.”

      Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him,either in this age, or in the age to come”.

      Im no Bible thumper, but it really irritates me when used completely out of context.

      • Mr. Coffee

        Um, moron.

    • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

      Do you realize the bible is a badly translated, politically edited collection of myths and lies?

      Do you realize there is no god, no heaven, no hell?

      Do you realize that your knowledge of the bible is less than 98% of atheists?

    • Redbullhamster

      Tell that to my father who is Slowly dieing of dementia, has no concept of right and wrong and has become a completely different person that is causing unimaginable harm to his family.

      If that was your gods plan for my family then my father would have gladly ended his life much earlier.

  • skerrako

    They do realize the bible says suicide sends you to hell right?

    The basis is “don’t cut short the plan God has givin you” or something like that.

  • Tuna Ghost

    I am suddenly very suspicious of the package I just received from my grandmother

  • Tuna Ghost

    I am suddenly very suspicious of the package I just received from my grandmother

  • Amanda Moore

    Um… If it says that in the Bible, give me the verse number and chapter… Im pretty sure it says the only UNFORGIVABLE SIN is denouncing the Holy Spirit publically and meaning it.

    LUKE 12:10, “And everyone that says a word against the Son of Man, that will be forgiven; But he that blasphemes against The Holy Spirit will not be forgiven

    MARK 3:29, “Whoever blasphemes against The Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of everlasting sin.”

    Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him,either in this age, or in the age to come”.

    Im no Bible thumper, but it really irritates me when used completely out of context.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    Do you realize the bible is a badly translated, politically edited collection of myths and lies?

    Do you realize there is no god, no heaven, no hell?

    Do you realize that your knowledge of the bible is less than 98% of atheists?

  • Redbullhamster

    Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die.

  • Redbullhamster

    Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die.

  • Redbullhamster

    Tell that to my father who is Slowly dieing of dementia, has no concept of right and wrong and has become a completely different person that is causing unimaginable harm to his family.

    If that was your gods plan for my family then my father would have gladly ended his life much earlier.

  • Galp

    I’m wondering why she’s charging $60 for what looks like less than $5 worth of material and time. That’s steep for a suffering-concerned little old lady.

    • Wyle_E

      Maybe the $60 includes the helium? I don’t see why she doesn’t just use nitrogen.. Breathing pure nitrogen fels just like breathing 78% nitrogen.

  • Galp

    I’m wondering why she’s charging $60 for what looks like less than $5 worth of material and time. That’s steep for a suffering-concerned little old lady.

  • Mr. Coffee

    Because it’s good money keeping people alive and in as much pain as possible.

  • Mr. Coffee

    Um, moron.

  • Wyle_E

    Maybe the $60 includes the helium? I don’t see why she doesn’t just use nitrogen.. Breathing pure nitrogen fels just like breathing 78% nitrogen.

  • Blackyychan

    It’s a ‘sin’ to commit suicide, so you wouldn’t go to heaven. sorrryy :)

    • Wolfieg2000

      heaven is full of sinners, moron 

  • Anonymous

    It’s a ‘sin’ to commit suicide, so you wouldn’t go to heaven. sorrryy :)

  • Wolfieg2000

    heaven is full of sinners, moron 

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