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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

hvogel Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:30 AM
Look around you and you'll see plenty of evidence that the government is guided by the principle that "if it saves one life, it is worth it!" Why, just yesterday I had to have all of the five gallon buckets in my house inspected to make sure they would tip over a small child fell upon one. It took me forever to get to the inspection station, too, since I had to obey the federally mandated, nationwide 25 mph speed limit. On the way home, I stopped off at the local Federal Food Preparation Center to use kitchen knives to cut up meat for our stew. (There was a tense moment when a woman nicked her finger, forcing an evacuation while Federal Kitchen Supervisors inspected the facility for code violations.) But at least we're all safer!

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...