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Ending Gun Violence Requires Commitment, Not All of it Voluntary

KevNC Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:48 PM
So, you criticize the gun control laws because they are targeting something that is not the cause of the mass murder incidents of recent years. Fine, that is fair. Gun control laws will not reduce the incidence of these events. I agree. But, then you suggest that we should institute involuntary commitment for the mentally ill by telling the story of a schizophrenic woman who never harmed anyone else? Not one of the gunmen in the recent mass murders was schizophrenic. Isn't your argument basically the same as your argument about bayonets and muskets? You are using a diagnosis that has nothing to do with the problem to try to justify another pointless 'solution'.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:10 PM
"progressives" are all too willing to consider trashing the Constitution with Utopian-fantasy gun control and mental testing that cannot work and is impractical,but absolutely rule out allowing armed,carry-permitted school employees that HAS worked before in a couple of schools and other public places,doesn't cost anything,and is very practical. VERY do-able,and EFFECTIVE.

So it's not really about keeping the children safe.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:59 PM
Every one of the mass murderers of high profile cases recently had diagnosable mental diseases.

KevNC Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 2:12 PM
Really? Please identify what specific diagnosis each of them had. James Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist who should have done more to alert authorities of the danger he posed. The others were not diagnosed with a specific mental illness. And no, Asperger's is not a mental illness, it is a developmental disorder. Either way, none of them were diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is the only mental illness mentioned in this article.
Michael1364 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 2:40 PM
Yes, because we should base our entire policy on a satirical article by Ann.
Get a clue, please
1Falcon1 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 3:01 PM
he didn't just have asperger's, his mom WAS going to have him committed, thats WHY he went off
KevNC Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 3:13 PM
Was it schizophrenia? If not, it is irrelevant to the article. And, she was having him committed to a specialized school, not a mental institution.
Truckman Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 3:32 PM
You're one of THEM,aren't you?
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:11 PM
Kev,"committed" is indicative of a forced stay at an "institution".

you don't get "committed" to a school,"specialized" or ordinary.

The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.

Instead, the Democrats will jawbone about "assault weapons" and other meaningless gun laws for the sole purpose of scaring soccer moms into hating the National Rifle Association. Expect to hear a lot about Republicans preferring "the gun lobby" to "children." (Which is evidently not at all like...