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Dr. Keith Ablow comments on politicians who distract us from the real problem with irrelevant posturing for more gun control:
"Another mass shooting has been perpetrated by another mentally ill man who, every shred of my 20 years of experience as a forensic psychiatrist, tells me was under-treated or improperly treated.
And, now, those who wish to waste our time on irrelevant arguments about gun control will argue we should focus on the weapon the man used, rather than the man himself.
Such people are dangerous because they distract us from the real issue at hand: Our broken mental health care system and the folly of military psychiatry that focuses on making soldiers “resilient,” rather than keeping them safe from psychosis and suicide and homicide."
Read more: Aaron Alexis -- another improperly treated, mentally ill man becomes a mass killer | Fox News
[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people. ---Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
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He makes a good point. However, it is cheaper and easier to propose gun control laws than to do what it takes to identify and treat people like this guy. It was no secret that this guy was wacko, it's just that no one wanted to deal with him.
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Hmmmmm. Recognizing the symptoms and treating the cause. Now there is a novel approach to resolving a problem.
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Just what types of people run for public office..................who are they really ?
All politicians are dangerous.
Wow, talk about telling it like it is! But the antis won't listen, that's because their goal is not preventing mass shootings or other gun crimes. Their goal is to totally disarm the citizens and make us totally dependent on the government to "protect" us.
How do you treat people that don't want to be treated without violating their rights, or the rights of others?
I remember hearing about the issue on the news way back when. They turned out the mentally ill from the homes... what, forty years ago now? All while bleating about the rights of the mentally ill being trampled when they're confined. So now they're "free" to live under overpasses and bridges in droves and eat out of dumpsters. It's their right after all to enjoy poor health, live in squalor, be out in all weather, subject to increased opportunity for substance abuse, occasionally be hit by cars, and preying on each other and everybody else while being preyed on by each other and everybody else with no one to really tend to them. And, not infrequently, to run amok, maiming and killing, only to be shot to death in turn. It's a glorious form of freedom that the mentally ill enjoy in this nation and all aided by the do-gooders. It's their right you know, to enjoy their lives. And it's your right too, and mine as well, to suffer both with them in their freedom and because of their freedom.
Double your pleasure. Double your fun.
Have a good friend who's 39 year old son, who holds several advanced degrees, was finally legally committed just a few days ago. The poor fellow has Huntington's Disease and is HIV positive among other physical maladies. He runs off from home, lives on the street where the parents can't find him. He was discovered running back and forth across I-35 in downtown Austin, Texas mindlessly fretting that "someone" was out to get him. Until he harmed himself or others he could not be helped or committed. It's a bit severe don't you think, to have a system where someone is required to suffer harm, be it the mentally ill person or a random innocent person before things are taken in hand? It's severe for the distraught family of the mentally ill, severe for the victims of the harm done by the mentally ill, and severe for the mentally ill person but hey .... that's the price of rights and freedom.
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