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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

Ronald Reagan Fan Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:37 AM
Some facts for Allison and other murderers trying to confiscate guns from honest people: Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US. President: Barack Hussein Obama Senator: Richard Durbin House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. Governor: Pat Quinn House leader: Mike Madigan Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) Mayor: Rahm Emanuel The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago . Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't...
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:41 AM
Ronald Reagan can you look up how many veterans have taken their own lives by using a gun? Thanks.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:43 AM
Suicides are up significantly in the past few years amongst vets. The means of choice is a gun, usually a hand gun.
Sooner Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:46 AM
Suicide by handgun is immaterial - if someone is determined to kill themselves, they will do so. Handgun, razor blade, automobile exhaust, medication...doesn't matter.

Try requesting a staistic that is relevant to the argument. Thanks, buh-bye.
Sooner Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:46 AM
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:47 AM
Yep, it's unfortunate. A serious health issue, but the government has enacted laws making it hard to track such things.
Rocky55 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:49 AM
Is there any doubt that the veterans who have taken their own lives were - wait for it now - it's coming - pay attention now - MENTALLY ILL!!! Had they not been mentally ill, they would not have committed suicide - regardless of the method used. Dolt. Stop focusing on the tool and focus on the cause of the action.
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 11:53 AM
Rocky, the means and the cause are relevant. Should we be locking up people who are depressed? Probably have to have a flat tax of about 70% to pay for the care.

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...