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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

MerelyaMom Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:13 PM
One point that keeps getting overlooked, especially by the liberals who care so much, is made by Ann here. "Such people have to be separated from civil society, for the public's sake as well as their own." Yes, it is better for the mentally ill to actually NOT commit a crime. It is better for them and it is better for us. Hollywood gave us "Minority Report" to refute the notion that we cannot accurately predict someone's future criminal intent, but it is possible to lock up those who cannot function in society until they can.

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...