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The Death of Genuine Debate

RufusTFirefly Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:13 PM
Mental Health issues are varied in degree and type. It is difficult to recognize when someone is about to snap. Think of the two teenage killers at Columbine. Everyone thought they were fairly normal and it was a shock to everyone close to them when the tragedy occurred. One comment .. the knife wielder didn't kill anyone. If he had a weapon with 30 round clips we would have a much different headline this morning.
troutbum5 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:28 PM
Fact: The Aurora shooter told his psychiatrist that he had homicidal intentions. She did nothing. Fact: One of the Columbine kids was on psychotropic meds and was under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff for harassing one of his female classmates. The case was good, but the DA did nothing. Loughner, Lanza and the Virginia Tech shooter also exhibited dangerous behavior, which was ignored. You're right, the stabbing in Texas could have turned out much different had he been armed, regardless of the size of his magazines. The guy at VT had 10 round mags. The sound of gunfire might have brought police or an armed citizen into the fight sooner, and ended it. Hard to say.
MNTeacher Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 12:28 PM
Thank goodness the tough gun laws of Texas prevented the madman from obtaining a gun...oh wait...they don't have any such laws.

The comment that should be made is that all these mass killings/attacks are taking place in supposed "gun free zones" such as schools, military bases, and malls.

Why is no one talking about banning gun bans?

Because I cannot imagine the pain the parents of Sandy Hook are suffering, I hope every senator agrees to meet with them and hear them out.

I welcome any or all of them to my radio show to tell me how I and my audience can help them and their families.

Grief and sorrow do not only wound but they also can serve to energize and clarify.

Just last week two amazing Gold Star mothers--Nancy Soltes and Lindy Daily--came into the studio to alert people about the construction of a Fisher House in Long Beach that they are championing....