Good LTE in the anti-RKBA Roanoke times
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Gun violence, politics and delusional people
Here we are again, faced with a terrible tragedy of senseless loss of innocent, unsuspecting people due to a gun in the hands of another probably delusional person.
The quick fix for most politicians will be: Ban guns. The more complex solution will be ignored. That solution would be to fix the mental health system laws.
I worked as a psychiatric nurse for many years. I have supported several parents who were frustrated that they could not get psychiatric help for their mentally ill child because that child was not suicidal or making homicidal threats toward others. The parents knew something serious was wrong with their child. The system said their child had rights, and could not be forced into care.
There is the problem, politicians. But I know you will continue to say it is guns, not the person behind the guns.
As of today, we have not heard that the Colorado movie killer has mental problems. He is just the right age for a schizophrenic break.
Let's see what develops.
Meanwhile, the politicians will look toward gun control. Too bad. That's just the way it is.
Well done, Dawn. :congrats:
FWIIW, I will give the RT credit for publishing a few good LTEs and Op/Eds
As anticipated -- the counter LTE
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Where's the outrage over assault weapons?
When is common sense going to prevail in this country? That anyone other than the military or police can have any use for assault weapons beggars the imagination.
How many massacres of innocents have to take place before we are screaming for controls? The gun lobby has done a vast disservice to our country in fighting controls over any types of weapons. Surely, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned scenarios like Virginia Tech, Tucson or Aurora or they would have had the common sense to limit the right to bear arms.