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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

Dixiedrifter Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:16 AM
The current state of civilization in this country is on a course of self-destruction. Unstable individuals are allowed unfettered access to mingle among the "normal" people of our society. Unfortunately, a large majority of those identified as "normal" people - think and act like wacko's. After every episode of human carnage in this country, large masses of sympathetic people hold candle vigils, memorial services and other acts of respect which pay homage to those who paid the ultimate price. People feel their display of sensitivity to the event somehow provides closure. The end result, nothing is done to remove the unstable from committing more acts of carnage. As a society, we take the easy way out - leave it for somebody else to fix.

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...