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  •  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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