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  •  You made a good point about these massacres (2+ / 0-)
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    not being spontaneous, like psychotic episodes. The crimes are well planned and prepared for, what they will wear, which guns to use, how to break in. There is something cold and calculating about these crimes. One rabbi wrote that the shooters are not mentally ill, they are simply evil. I don't know. I just know that guns should be hard to obtain so they would not be available for sane people who break down/lose control and for the cold calculating murderers.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:03:14 PM PST

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    •  I guess it's in how you define mental illness (2+ / 0-)
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      snapples, CherryTheTart

      Psychopaths can be very calculating and manipulative, but they are still psychopaths who feel no empathy like the rest of us. The difference is in how we hold them accountable -- they may have a mental disorder, yet they are still responsible for their actions.

      The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

      by LiberalLady on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 10:07:52 PM PST

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