usmcj...as a health care worker, what would you say to the question of this guy getting help? I asked one of my best friends the other day, she's been a Psychiatric nurse for years. She said now days...it's very hard. Unless a person has proven themselves to be violent or a danger to themselves, it's almost impossible to commit them for extended help if they don't want it.
So, what do you do? People see the signs of an unstable personality...but there's very little we can do to stop it till it's too late. Prime example is Adam Lanza.
I just killed 353 Zombies on Black Ops II, and I have no desire to go shoot up the 'hood.....but I could see that if you were a little crazy, it may help you move closer to the edge.....freaking Zombies scare the
crap out me.
about how certain gun designs, appearance, evoke or incite emotions every bit as much as a movie.
There is a reason that my first Marlin semi -auto 22lr " kid's" rifle looked a certain way, whereas today Academy
as one example sells both paintball and real starter rifles dressed up to look similar to a military battle rifle (carefully
avoiding the AR terminology).
Appearance of inanimate objects do evoke emotions, and we all know that is true
from the many times when we have bought such things as cars, trucks, tablets, or a business suit, or maybe when we bought a
variety of shotty that sort of looked "tacticool" even though it functioned exactly as a plain Jane 870 with a long barrel.
never be acted upon, there may be no intent behind the thought. Have you ever thought of cheating on your
spouse? It is just a thought and is of no importance unless you are in fact engaging in some act which might
enable you to cheat, or you are actually cheating. Thoughts don't count; or at least they shouldn't. We all have thoughts
that would shame the devil. (Mark Twain)
1. Mentally ill people are less likely to commit crimes than the non-mentally-ill.
2. I cannot believe how many people on this forum are ready to accept armed government agents in every school in this country, whether from a budgetary point of view or a "freedom" point of view.
3. I cannot believe how many people on this forum turn out to have so little real tactical knowledge/experience that they can imagine a security guard who could be effective against a suicidal killer—especially one who would know there was a guard waiting who would need to be taken out first. That's a decidedly different scenario from the possibility that an unknown number of teachers might have a concealed weapon.
4. There was a deputy assigned to a little school called Columbine.
5. The NRA has pretty much just flushed down the toilet whatever shreds remained of its ability to contribute to whatever happens next.
So, let's just admit that "they" won't be getting a handle on stuff like this anytime soon. Expect another crazy to do something similar as soon as he decides the time is right.
I don't see how you stop it but if someone does, please let us know. People only get help after the crime, not before.
Valid point sir, but now I revert to... "my sons got pretty much everything they needed..... but not always what they wanted." My sons were allowed to play "war", but the games did double duty as a training tool. Tough to substitute for parenting.Quote:
Actually, you are right. However, it's my personal belief that the reason those paintball guns and starter rifles look similiar to a battle rifle is because that's what kids who play battle type video games and who watch action/shooter movies want.
source http://gunfacts.info/pdfs/gun-facts/...6_1_screen.pdf ... page 20Quote:
Fact: 60% of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they knew
the victim was armed. 40% of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes
when they thought the victim might be armed.
Fact: Felons report that they avoid entering houses where people are at home because they fear
Fact: 59% of the burglaries in Britain, which has tough gun control laws, are “hot burglaries”
which are burglaries committed while the home is occupied by the owner/renter. By contrast, the
U.S., with more lenient gun control laws, has a “hot burglary” rate of only 13%.
Fact: Washington D.C. has essentially banned gun ownership since 1976 and has a murder rate
of 56.9 per 100,000. Across the river in Arlington, Virginia, gun ownership is less restricted.
There, the murder rate is just 1.6 per 100,000, less than three percent of the Washington, D.C.
Fact: 26% of all retail businesses report keeping a gun on the premises for crime control.
Fact: In 1982, Kennesaw, GA passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one
firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate dropped 89% the following year.
Fact: A survey of felons revealed the following:
• 74% of felons agreed that, "one reason burglars avoid houses when people are at home is
that they fear being shot during the crime."
• 57% of felons polled agreed, "criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim
than they are about running into the police."