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Old 12-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #28
aleutdude
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This is what I was originally referring to, sorry Mike. My intent wasn't to make light of the tragedy. There are many things that are currently broken in this country we live in. Banning guns is simply not the solution. Anyone with half a brain could see this as nothing more than a twisted trend. Sick individuals that would have otherwise ended their tortured existence in ignominy have decided to gain notoriety by commiting horrific acts-even if their "fame" is posthumous(sp?). These are ugly symptoms of a society that is ill. Why are there more people suffering from mental illness? Why aren't these people being treated or isolated in the case of those with violent tendencies? What were firearms of any kind doing in a house with a disturbed person living there? I've asked this question at work and was asked if I thought that the mother deserved being the victim of murder. No, I don't but if guns were present there should have been no way this young man could have gained access to them. I do feel that those who suffer from mental illnesses deserve care, but I have experience dealing with relatives with mental problems. What many people don't or will not accept is that most folks with serious mental problems don't get better. Medications help, but do not "fix" these unfortunate people. Too often I've heard the lame excuse of "I just snapped", or "temporary insanity" being used as a defense. Sane people control impulses far more often than they don't. As uncomfortable as it is we all need to examine causes for what's happened. Ask why as opposed to pointing fingers and blaming inanimate objects for horrifying acts.
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