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originally posted by: UpIsNowDown
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
Not surprised by this media spin. Its absolutely irresponsible and disgusting.
Mental illness isn't a major risk factor for gun violence, but here's what is
Soooooo, if mental illness isn't a major factor, then what is?
Having access to a gun is more of a risk factor for violence than being diagnosed with a mental illness, research shows.
Of course! ::forehead slap::
Mind you, this is under the "health" heading on NBC News. They elaborate:
Experts and lawmakers who are once again trying to make sense of what drives gun violence in the United States, however, disagree about what role, if any, mental illness plays.
Notice "IF ANY".
Could. Not. Be. More. Blatant.
I take it you believe mental illnes is a uniqely American problem and mental illness can not travel to other countires ::forehead slap::
It cant be the guns, no its everything else but the guns ::forehead slap::
So are you claiming the gun pulls it's own trigger? And why did you leave hatred out?
"We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment, but, when necessary, involuntary confinement,"
it's a good sign you should change positions.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
Not only did President Trump blame gun violence and mass shootings on the mentally ill, who are probably also gamers, he suggested that people who have been "red flagged" be locked up against their will.
"Gunz don't kill people. People kill people". Yah! Go NRA! So profound!
"Innocent little gunz never did anything wrong!" LOL
(PS: I've never heard anyone claim that guns pull their own triggers.)
You insinuate it.
If the gun doesn't pull its own trigger, then there is no need to remove the guns because the guns are not the problem...
Now, here's the real kicker: I can walk into any convenience store in the country and, for under $25, buy the needed components to build a device that will leave a crater where the store used to stand. If I can do it, then the crazy guy can, too.
So every time you start talking about the only way to stop violence is to remove guns, you sound like "Guns pull their own triggers" to those of us who live in reality.
When you combine hate with anything, you may or may not get a deadly combination.
If you think that I agree that hatred is to blame, you're wrong.
once you calm down and put away the victim card, maybe a discussion can be had.
Do you think that everyone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness should be banned from gun possession/ownership?
Do you think that mass gunmen like the El Paso shooter should be able to plea that his mental illness made him do it in court?