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Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

Gilbert32 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:54 PM
It seems to me that there is plenty of blame to go around for Newtown. Our society still ostracizes the mentally ill, which causes them and their families to conceal their illness out of shame. This, in turn, denies them the treatment they need. Of course, a lot of the mentally ill deny that they are mentally ill and either don't treat seek treatment, or drop off their treatment when it is working because they don't think they need it anymore. Our civil commitment laws are a sad joke and should be overhauled. Community treatment doesn't work. The mentally ill have rights. The right to be crazy, the right to refuse their meds, the right to be homeless, etc.... Then, a Newtown happens and our media focus on the peripheral and not the
Gilbert32 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:56 PM
cause of the problem.

Have you ever noticed that these mass killings always occur someplace where the shooter knows there won't be any guns but his, and lots of people? The left wants to ban guns. They'd be just as effective banning mass assemblies.
Andy583 Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 1:45 PM
The "Left" has a history of doing just that.

Banning public assemblies and private guns. It often led to the deaths of tens of millions through famines and "Purges".
It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.

But this urgent need to talk is not an excuse for a reckless discussion. Sadly, that is where we're headed, with pundits hysterical, naive or both.

Predictably most in the media went straight to the Left's Alpha and Omega: blaming excessive "access" to guns. It was also an excuse to open fire on the National Rifle Association. For example, author Joyce Carol Oates...