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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

deprogramming services Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:13 PM
I knew semi-automatics predated the 20th Century but I didn't know one was used at the OK Corral. That's an interesting piece of history. It doesn't surprise me; what does surprise me is that I didn't know it.

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...