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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:10 AM

Coming up on HuffPo Live: What If Gunmakers Paid For Mental Health Care?

Some money from tobacco industry settlements goes to anti-smoking programs. Why can't the NRA put 'meaningful contributions' into mental health outreach projects?

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/nra%2C-lobbying%2C-mental-health/50d2165702a7605be50006f1

Makes total sense to me.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:29 AM

1. Why should the NRA do the government's job?

healthcare including mental health care is a basic human right. We should have a single payer system. It should not be dependent on any private corporation or political interest group.

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:39 AM

2. Cause the NRA rewrote the law so their "clients" can't be held responsible.


Man Card Carriers are exempt from any responsibility. It's literally in the rules now.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:58 AM

3. To regain some credibility you'd think they would consider funding PSAs

whose content was intended to inform families and individuals about signs of mental illness. ~17,000 suicides per year used mostly legally owned handguns so it's not as if the two don't share some common ground. Twice as many as gun homicides.

And it might actually help with mass-killings as rather than looking at them as "lunatics" on rampages they are for the most part suicide-homicides.


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