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Guns Don't Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do

Ruth228 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 2:39 PM
What the heck do you mean "make them earn" their benefits. My father-in-law is a retired Master Gunnery Seargent for the Marine Corp. and served for 30 years, through Vietnam, 80's conflicts, the Gulf War, etc. He provided valuable design input to the Osprey. He got up every day at 4:00 a.m. for 30 years and served his country. My husband missed almost 5 years between the age of 0-18 of father-son time while his dad was deployed. I think he has earned any benefits he is going to receive. If anything, he does not get enough benefits.

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...