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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

beowulfe Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:21 AM
Hey Allison, why is it that over the past 2 decades in the United States, our crime rates have been on steady decline....and at the same time our gun ownership rates have been on a steady increase? Why don't you just admit that you HATE the fact that any time you try to rob someone's home, you have to fear the owner may be armed?
RufusTFirefly Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:24 AM
On the other hand .. compare the US gun death rate to England where even the police don't have guns. I am not for banning guns, just making a point that there are stats that show prevalence of guns does add to a high fatality rate.
3204 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:35 AM
flagged for excessive stupidity, even for a reprehensible hoplophobe

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...