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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

Becca in TX Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:04 PM
AWL-The 3rd of my 4 adopted children has mental problems-she's bipolar and has what they call a "personality disorder"-I think that's just a catchall for anyone who's not normal. She's grown and out of the house, and I keep all of our guns in a locked, very heavy-duty gunsafe and we're careful with the combinations, but I would NEVER pull one of them out while she was at the house. There's no cure for dead and, even though she's never shown any signs of being violent, you'll only get one chance to make that kind of mistake. You have to be careful with guns. I don't unlock ours if someone I don't know well is over, etc. Lanza's mom should have been more careful.

Seung-Hui Cho, who committed the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, had been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder as a child and placed under treatment.

But Virginia Tech was prohibited from being told about Cho's mental health problems because of federal privacy laws.

At college, Cho engaged in behavior even more bizarre than the average college student. He stalked three women and, at one point, went totally silent, refusing to speak even to his roommates. He was involuntarily committed to a mental institution for one night and then unaccountably unleashed on the public, whereupon he proceeded to engage in...