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Ending Gun Violence Requires Commitment, Not All of it Voluntary

Mike09 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:03 PM
Thanks to the ACLU, not only is it impossible to institutionalize mentally disturbed persons, it is also impossible to compel them to take medications prescribed by a doctor.
wiseone Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:26 PM
A social worker friend of mine tells me that most homeless people sell their thorazine rather than take it because (1) they want the money and (2) their friends like them better when they're 'being themelves' rather than behaving 'normally' under the medication.

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...