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What is stopping the next Jared Loughner from running into a kindergarten school with a machete and killing 30 children?
Mental healthcare experienced a revolution at the mid-point of the twentieth century with the availability of the first anti-psychotic medications. For the first time, schizophrenic patients could experience partial symptom relief rather than simply being restrained or tranquilized. In this heady environment, a social movement came into being with the goal of deinstitutionalizing the mentally ill. This movement found expression in critical state and federal supreme court decisions supporting patient rights. Numerous state hospitals were shut down as a result, and previously institutionalized patients were released to live in society with the assistance of the newly created community mental health centers (CMHCs) built in most communities as a result of the 1963 US Federal Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act. The CMHCs continue to be the dominant source of front line care for most schizophrenic patients in America today. Only the most severely disabled patients are maintained in state institutions anymore
This would be a happy note to end on save for the fact that the initially adequate funding for the CMHCs has eroded over the years to the point where many struggle to simply provide minimal critical services. The noble goals of deinstitutionalization have been largely accomplished, but the follow through has not been well supported;
Originally posted by Redevilfan09
reply to post by TheSkinRipper
A few unstable individuals do not respresent the population of one country. Your arguement is nothing but garbage sorry..
Originally posted by TheSkinRipper
reply to post by hangedman13
Sorry to disappoint. I had better thread developing but in light of the tragic shooting of an INNOCENT WOMAN I had to say that guns are bad. I have never needed a gun. Its not hard to get one. Just pop to a gun fair and hey presto.
But no need. I do not fear people are about to attack, Nor have I ever been threatened by government or the police. In fact only a few select members of the police force are bad. The rest are actually ok decent people.
I left the Armed forces in 2002 and have never even once needed or wanted a gun of my own. I own knives of all sorts but I hunt and a good gutting knife is a pure pleasure. If they banned knives, so what!! I dont carry one out in public and if someone broke into my house (which has NEVER happened) then I have many objects that can be used to defend myself plus I now the out of my home as opposed to an intruder who will likely not.
No EXCUSE FOR GUNS. As for killing Government officials. You lot who have guns for that reason need arresting and jailing and should be treated like extremists or terrorists.
If you dont like the way government is doing things then get involved and become a government official. But most are to lazy.
Originally posted by thewholepicture
I personally do not own a gun and hopefully do not have to get one,but that is a personal choice, as I have a four year old child.
I fully support the second amendment and think more people should own guns for self protection.
Prior to gun control laws, people would never have even thought of breaking into a neighbors house in fear of being shot, now with the ideas of gun control and how bad it is to own a gun, the only ones with the guns are the criminals and most of the time they are obtained illegally on the black market.
I honestly think we need less gun control vs. more gun control.edit on 10-1-2011 by thewholepicture because: (no reason given)
So now you are advocating a whole country full of trained killers with guns? How many times has a gunman killed multiple victims in America without once being taken down by your gun wielding heroes?
Originally posted by conspiracytheoristIAM
I read your intro post....so, you're a self proclaimed psychopath from another country telling Americans how to run their country? I think you should take your meds and take a nap!!
BAN GUNS and SUSPEND the Constitution!! This needs to be done NOW!,
where has it been the case that young girls or old women have defended themselves from said attacks using guns?
Originally posted by ripcontrol
reply to post by TheSkinRipper
are you consciously adding and choosing you statements words or accidentally putting out the manipulation.....
The owner of the gun still is protected by their right to own a firearm.....
Cant be removed.. nice try on the wording....
So your saying that you should not be allowed to own a gun?
Because you have yet to state where you work.... I have suspicions that you work in a field where you have control over others lives... usually its leo or med field
What meds are you own?edit on 10-1-2011 by ripcontrol because: sounded wrong