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  •  So sellers would have to recognize and diagnose? (1+ / 0-)
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    One of the real problems in dealing with mental illness is that many can keep it together more than long enough to convince even trained pros that they aren't a danger to themselves or others.

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:15:38 PM PST

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    •  At the bottom of all this ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... are some very serious questions about the balance between the right to privacy, fundamental liberties, and public safety which I cannot begin to answer.

      •  Got that right (0+ / 0-)

        As so many venture into this discussion about "let's deal with the mental illness" component, they often do so without any understanding of the limits in the laws dealing with mental illness. Those few who have tried to commit someone to treatment against their will, or require someone to follow a treatment plan, will have a whole different take on the notion that the answer to these incidents in better mental health care. What if the care were readily available and affordable. How far can you go to "make" a mentally ill person take advantage of it?

        "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

        by Catte Nappe on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:39:52 PM PST

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    •  The shooters own mother didn't recognize the (1+ / 0-)
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      danger.  

      Regulating by mental health alone is not adequate.

      Yes, we need better health care on all fronts, but that's not the solution to the ready access of assault weapons and high-capacity clips.

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