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Samrob

(4,298 posts)
Wed Jul 6, 2022, 06:15 AM Jul 2022

I have two mentally unstable (crazy) uncles and one unstable aunt.

None of them own a gun. None of them have shot and killed anyone. But I bet if either of them had access to a gun, at least 20 other people would be dead from gun shots by now.

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I have two mentally unstable (crazy) uncles and one unstable aunt. (Original Post) Samrob Jul 2022 OP
I had a friend who intentionally discharged a handgun in her home Ilsa Jul 2022 #1
That's the point... Families almost always KNOW. hlthe2b Jul 2022 #2
When a gun is a pacifier? Historic NY Jul 2022 #3
I cared for a relative who had dementia and was very volatile. Midnight Writer Jul 2022 #4

Ilsa

(61,633 posts)
1. I had a friend who intentionally discharged a handgun in her home
Wed Jul 6, 2022, 06:47 AM
Jul 2022

where her teens and spouse lived. They were arguing. Police were called, her weapon taken away. The judge gave it back to her.

hlthe2b

(101,309 posts)
2. That's the point... Families almost always KNOW.
Wed Jul 6, 2022, 07:31 AM
Jul 2022

It isn't an easy situation, but surely we all have a responsibility--beyond loyalty to the family--to notify those who can prevent a family member from doing something potentially deadly.

Midnight Writer

(21,325 posts)
4. I cared for a relative who had dementia and was very volatile.
Wed Jul 6, 2022, 11:48 AM
Jul 2022

I was thankful every single day that he didn't own a gun, because he would have been killing people. He actually did physically attack some people, but was too feeble to do much damage.

I wonder how many families are dealing with this difficult situation, except with guns in the mix.

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