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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:50 AM

It says a lot about us that the gun lobby is infinitely more powerful than the mental health lobby.

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Reply It says a lot about us that the gun lobby is infinitely more powerful than the mental health lobby. (Original post)
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 OP
pacalo Dec 2012 #1
Skittles Dec 2012 #3
pacalo Dec 2012 #4
Drunken Irishman Dec 2012 #6
cliffordu Dec 2012 #2
BainsBane Dec 2012 #5
truebluegreen Dec 2012 #7

Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:41 AM

1. How evil a value system is that.

I haven't found many public comments expressing the need for improving mental health care. Almost all comments related to MHC are limited to "he was mentally ill -- a loner, an outcast"; I haven't seen anything like, "gee, this country had better invest in better mental health care; this is an obvious problem."

There's a Rambo attitude in this country & the corporate world who invest in & get rich on war benefits from a gun-obsessive society. This latest massacre has revealed a pathetic, broken value system. I think the NRA should (1) use its muscle in lobbying for better mental health care, (2) write a big check to help fund a better MHC system, & (3) write big checks to the families of each victim of every massacre caused by assault weapons. The NRA needs to be held accountable for the culture it created.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:33 AM

3. if anyone needed mental health care it was the mother

instead, she was filled with right wing garbage

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:50 AM

4. OMG. I cannot wrap my head around her being a gun collector -- with assault weapons, taboot!

A high-strung personality dealing with a mentally-ill son should not have an arsenal of weapons. Unbelievable.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:55 AM

6. Agreed. She sounds like one of those survivalists...

I wouldn't be surprised if she bought into the idea that the world was going to end soon.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 03:50 AM

2. Yep. No money in crazy people.

In guns, youbetcha.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:52 AM

5. Why would you imagine it was remotely close?

This s America. We gave two gods: guns and money. They join together in the gun lobby, and dead children are their collateral damage.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:09 AM

7. There's money to be made from guns.

The mentally ill are simply expensive.

Where IS that medical/pharma/insurance complex when we need it? I'm surprised they haven't seen the potential bonanza in this area.

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