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  •  Wake up call.... SANE PEOPLE dont kill 20 babies. (1+ / 0-)
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    bleeding blue

    Whatever your mental illness axe to grind is, the fact remains ALL these mass shootings were carried out by people suffering from some manner or another of mental illness. Just because someone wasn't formally diagnosed and treated, doesn't mean he/she was SANE.

    No SANE person could ever gun down 20 babies, ever. The act itself is 100% proof positive that he was insane, period.

    If that revelation bothers you.... TOUGH SHIT.

    •  You miss the point. (1+ / 0-)
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      The Jester

      First of all, mentall illness and insanity are not the same thing.

      More importantly, saying all mass killers are mentally ill is not the same as saying all mentally ill people are likely killers.

      The fact is 99.999999999999999% percent of people who suffer from mental illness will never kill anyone, and if they do kill anyone, it will most likely be themselves and nobody else.

      As an aside, how many people can a person kill and still be considered sane?

      "They are an entire cruise ship of evil clowns, these current Republicans"...concernedamerican

      by Giles Goat Boy on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:56:46 AM PST

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      •  Of course not... (0+ / 0-)

        There are a couple hundred thousand schizophrenic's in the US, and yet only a few would ever become homicidal. There are likely thousands of sociopath's and psychopath's in the US, but the FBI says only a couple dozen serial killers are actively working the streets.

        The problem is that the handful that do become homicidal maniacs make one hell of a disaster of it.

        But it is not the best solution to lock up (figuratively) tens of millions of not mentally ill, and let the handful run around free.

        It just strikes me of the same over reaction that Homeland Security has become in response to the terrorist threat and incidents.

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