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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

JustWondering Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:59 PM
Most violent crimes are not typically committed by the mentally ill. About 2% of those mentally ill are violent. Guns seem to be the suicide of choice method for the mentally ill. The honor of who commits the most violent crimes goes to sociopaths - not a mental illness- or alcohol/drug abusers.
Ann Anon Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 6:09 PM
Last I heard sociopaths were mentally ill.
Becca in TX Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 5:30 PM
Just-But the fact remains that nearly every one of these mass shootings is done by someone with some kind of mental issue. That means that families with guns need to act responsibly and make sure that kids in their home can't access guns. If you have someone in your family with some kind of mental problem, whether or not you think they're dangerous, keep the guns put up where they can't get them. I'm pretty sure that Lanza's mom didn't think he'd do something like that or she'd have locked up her guns and she'd still be alive.

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...