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  •  Mental illness and access to guns by those (4+ / 0-)
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    janale, fuzzyguy, poligirl, bleeding blue

    with them MUST be addressed

    not doing so is a copout, not a distraction

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:02:03 AM PST

    •  Except that you've diagnosed the killer (1+ / 0-)
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      mrblifil

      based on nothing. Nonsense answers are the ultimate distraction. Get back to me when you've advocated for mental illness outside the context of violence. No one is saying that mental illness shouldn't be addressed; the  point, or my point, is that it shouldn't be used as a way for the general populace as scapegoat to marginalize the killer. If you are diagnosing a killer based on nothing, you are making that imaginary diagnosis as a scapegoat. Mass killers do NOT have to be mentally ill. To suggest otherwise is to be dishonest.

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