That is because it does't fit the "guncontrol" agenda coming from the left, who were also allegedly largely responsible for closing most assylums in
the country and passing laws to make commital and long term retention difficult to impossible. In doing so, this left a vaccuum in the mental health
field where patients were left with little to no follow up, and expected to take care of themselves.
As has even been witnessed on this website, however, the mentally ill often do not see themselves as such, and that burden of responsibility often
falls to the wayside, with patients believing there is nothing wrong with them, everyone else is crazy, or they are just misunderstood. This leads to
non compliance with meds, sadly.
Having said all of that, allow me to reitterate, no one has confirmed Adam Lanza was ever treated or ever taking meds for mental illness. I began a
thread on this, where a known hoaxter posed as his "uncle" the day of the shooting, interviewed with the press, made untrue allegations, and was
arrested by Federal agents.
However, investigators did state thus far, they have no evidence of such.
Now, having said THAT, it brings me full circle to an argument I have always had about the "insanity defense". I think, regardless of knowing the
difference between right and wrong, no "sane" person murders another. Be it revenge, malice, whatever the intent, a degree if "insanity" took place.
Thus, I despise this defense.
edit on 5-1-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)