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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

lonewolfswift Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:38 AM
Accessibility is NOT the issue that is addressed in this article. The mentally ill, even those with a documented affliction for violence or mayhem cannot be held for treatment. They can be jailed briefly, their criminal records can expand - but they have more rights than society at large to be protected from them. When I lived in the city, there was a homeless psychotic who routinely walked around drooling, carrying a butcher knife....he'd go to jail for a few days, they's shave him, clean him up and then he'd be right back on the street. The cops told me they could not hold him and he refused mental health treatment so there was nothing to be done. Thank you ACLU.
lonewolfswift Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:54 AM might save one child.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:46 AM
Not sure people should be held against their will.
Even in the case you make - you want to spend say a 1000 dollars a day for his care through your taxes?
Just wondering.

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...