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John Lott Destroys CNN's Soledad O'Brien on Gun Free Zones

Illbay Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 3:10 PM
"He had all the mental health resources he needed..." Which skirts the point. In the early 70s, thanks to the book and movie of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," mental health "activists" successfully persuaded the courts to strike down most laws requiring involuntary commitment and treatment of mentally ill individuals, "for humane reasons." The result is the typical sight now seen on city streets, crazy people screaming at traffic. And "crazy people" cannot be restrained for public safety's sake, nor forced to take needed medication for paranoid-schizophrenia, etc. These incidents keep happening, involving the mentally ill, but NO ONE ever suggests going back to the pre-"Cuckoo's Nest" mental health laws to protect the PUBLIC.
Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 3:24 PM
It sounds so good to have every one who is mentally handicapped in community based group homes....until you realize that some patients require MUCH more supervision than one or two staffers can provide. Also a loose network of "Ma and Pa" facilities makes it difficult to track down neglect and abuse.

Mass shootings in the United States have at least one thing in common: they all happen in in gun free zones. Yesterday economist and author of More Guns Less Crime John Lott went on CNN with anchor Soledad O'Brien to discuss why mass shootings occur in gun free zones. O'Brien as usual, wasn't interested in factual data Lott was presenting and continually cut him off as he was making his points.

John Lott, the gun advocate who recently had a heated encounter with Piers Morgan, spoke to Soledad O'Brien on Monday morning — continuing to make his pro-gun...