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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:21 AM

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 dont 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.

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-preventing-mass-shootings-should-start-mental-health-not-stricter-gun-laws

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Sherman A1 Dec 2012 OP
Pholus Dec 2012 #1
cantbeserious Dec 2012 #2
xmas74 Dec 2012 #3
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #4
xmas74 Dec 2012 #5

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:24 AM

1. NRA miracle! Suddenly "mental health services" matter.

Of course, that doesn't mean extra money for the people doing the work...

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:28 AM

2. Cantbeserious: Preventing Massacres Should Start With Stricter Gun Laws And National Health Care

Which includes mental health care.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:07 PM

3. maybe they should have thought

About services years ago before they made cuts.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:50 AM

4. Precisely

Something about closing the barn door comes to mind.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:54 AM

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.

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