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  •  And I worry very much right now (3+ / 0-)
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    about my parents.  My mom has Alzheimers, and not in the sort of compliant, easy-to-get-along-with way.  She has always been angry, but now she is in a cycle of "catastrophic reaction" in which each event, no matter how minor, has to be fought over as if it is the final battle of her life.  My stepfather cannot handle it any longer.  He does have a gun, and although he never mentions suicide, I wish I could get it away from him. They are on the other side of the continent and I am busy with my father in law, who also has Alzheimers.  But next time I get out to them, I will steal that gun if I have to.  Why does he have a gun?  Because Rush Limbaugh and Fox News told him that gun ownership is his right, and because he buys into the propaganda without thought.  I doubt he's ever shot at anything in his life, and there's very little risk of crime where they life.  Handguns in homes, if they are ever used, are usually used to commit suicide.  

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:05:21 AM PST

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