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The War on Mental Health

RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 9:57 PM
There are plenty of people who will volunteer their time and take the formal training and formal analysis of their psychological fitness to guard schools.
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:08 PM
Obviously that works. I was more referring to the parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors and friends of families of school kids. They're people who already shoot.
( GASP, GAG, CHOKE) Yes, aunts and grandparents are among the ranks of people who shoot believe it or not. They can be in the school with the kids and packing concealed. The NRA has stated we will train the people who will fill those roles. They don't have to be police but obviously the people who will, will work in conjunction with the police. There's no need to create a new federal bureaucracy to get this done.
Carlos_7 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:00 PM
They only need sit out front with a flashing beacon on their car ...

The shooter will want to take out the "threat" first.

Thus (hearing gunfire), the school has a head start to lock-down and call for help.

The Huffington Post reported today that mental health solutions alone can't thwart gun violence.

[B]y shifting the debate away from gun control and toward mental health concerns, proponents run the risk of further stigmatizing mental illness, discouraging those who confront it from seeking professional help. "Most gun violence is just not committed by people with mental illness, were we somehow to stop violence by anyone with a mental illness -- as unlikely as that outcome might be -- we would be safer, but only a teeny bit safer. As much as these incidents attract everybody's attention and concern, they are...