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So many, many things wrong with this post....... 1. Most people who kill with guns are perfectly sane. 2. If you want to kill someone, you aren't going to have a problem with getting a gun illegally 3. What makes you think mental health professionals can properly determine if someone is violent? Look at all the bad cops at there - they all had some type of background check and assessment. 4. By having mental health professionals "approve" gun ownership, you basically allow the government to have any type of restriction on gun control they want to have without passing laws. All they would have to get is a few University level shrinks to issue guidelines in assessing gun ownership. To avoid getting their license pulled, all shrinks would have to follow this standard.
Originally posted by caladonea
Where is the thread that you stated above?
I really think that all schools (everywhere) should have armed guards at every entrance and exit; and that going in and coming out of the schools; back packs etc. should be looked at and ID's checked.
Originally posted by alfa1
Couple of issues to sort out.
1. Lots of mental illnesses get worse over time.
So you get the all clear this year and get guns. Two years later your condition is much much worse because of various life issues.
2 Lots of mental illnesses change from time to time.
Bad yesterday, feeling ok today while having the clearance. next week you're all crazy again.
3. Lots of people are perfectly all right until one day they "just snap". The "going postal" scenario.
Originally posted by Iamschist
I think in addition to more and kinder help, we also need to make it more socially acceptable to have the label of mentally ill, so that people are more comfortable seeking help, and this does not keep being some families dirty little secret.
Denial is very much to blame with these shootings, all of them. There would not be such denial if it weren't so "bad" to be crazy.
Originally posted by PrplHrt
I find it stunning that my fellow Americans don't understand why violence is so prevalent in our society. Here's a couple of clues -
HOLLYWOOD & VIDEO GAMES