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Invincible Ignorance

Beircheart2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:29 AM
All these latest massacres were conducted by people who were identified with mental illness previously but, since there are NO facilities or programs anywhere near capable of dealing with the scope of that problem, lets go after guns because that is the easier target. If that statement alone doesn't convey to you the story of just how fouled up our nany-state-government-care-for-me culture is failing us, you are truly stupid! Less than 15 minutes on the net produced the following:
Beircheart2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:30 AM
In Prison:
“More than half of all prison and state inmates now report mental health problems, including symptoms of major depression, mania and psychotic disorders, according to a just-released federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report, Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates.”

“People with the low I.Q. of '80 make up a majority of the prison..."
population of America.”

eddie again Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 11:00 AM
however, you should also point out that there are tens of millions of people seeking counseling and who have been diagnosed with mental illness who do not become mass murders.

before we go demonizing the mentally ill and using government force to deny them freedom, we should at least point out that mass murderes represent a miniscule percentage of those seeking help with mental illness.
Beircheart2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:30 AM
The homeless:
“39% report some form of mental health problems (20-25% meet criteria for serious mental illness)”
“The mean group IQ (found in a homeless study) was below average at 88.”
Beircheart2 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:29 AM
“A lengthy study by Mother Jones magazine found that at least 38 of the 61 mass shooters in the past three decades “displayed signs of mental health problems prior to the killings.” -Mother Jones is a politically left-wing American magazine, featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture according to WikiPedia, so even the loony libs can’t take exception with the findings!

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates?

The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.

If gun control zealots had any respect for facts, they would have discovered this long ago, because there have been too many factual studies over the years to leave any serious doubt about gun control laws being not merely futile but counterproductive.

Places and times with the strongest gun control laws have...