Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:21 AM
Sherman A1 (17,823 posts)
Blunt: Preventing Mass Shootings Should Start With Mental Health, Not Stricter Gun Laws
Members of Congress from across the country are responding to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Mo. Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt called the shooting a huge tragedy and said that it put other parts of life in perspective.
But Blunt said stricter gun laws are unlikely to deter similar acts of violence.
“I don’t think the weapon is likely to be the problem here, nearly as much as, how do you identify people with these problems in a society and try to intervene before they do something that tragically impacts their lives and the lives of others?” said Blunt, who was in St. Louis to tour the St. Louis Area Food Bank on Saturday morning.
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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:54 AM
xmas74 (26,236 posts)
5. I worked for DMH in MO
for six years. I saw the budget cuts and knew they were wrong.
Got a problem with mental health? He can talk to his son Matt-he made lots of cuts when he was governor.