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  •  Mental Illness and guns (6+ / 0-)

    I don't see why the conversation can't be about both. My cousin's daughter gets enraged (personality disorder), and it's really scary when you see that seething in her eyes over nothing. But my cousin can't afford to put her anywhere that is decent and might really help her. I could see her slaughtering her mother if she had a gun, and I often fear she might use a knife or burn down the house.

    However, that Lanza had psychological issues still doesn't excuse us not taking care of our easy access to weapons of mass destruction. I know plenty of people who operate in the world under cover of being "sane", yet are rabid tea party wingnut types. They probably wouldn't choose school children as targets, but they definitely have the capacity to mow down liberals if they thought they could get away with it. And they have a stockpile of guns too.

    So let's keep talking about both issues. No need to choose one over the other.

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