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     The real risk mentally ill people pose is to themselves. More die from firearm related suicides. 

     

     

    Warning Signs of Violent Acts Often Unclear

     


    No one but a deeply disturbed individual marches into an elementary school or a movie theater and guns down random, innocent people.

    That hard fact drives the public longing for a mental health system that produces clear warning signals and can somehow stop the violence. And it is now fueling a surge in legislative activity, in Washington and New York.

    But these proposed changes and others like them may backfire and only reveal how broken the system is, experts said.


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    The fact that guns make it easier to kill other people makes the right wing jump up and down with joy.

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    • moogerfooger
      moogerfooger commented
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      Another Brick wrote:

      The fact that guns make it easier to kill other people makes the right wing jump up and down with joy.


      I don't think that's true.  I think some people react emotionally to horrific events and some, while feeling the same horror, look at the long view.  people will still kill people regardless of the availabllity of weaponry.  

       

      Boston ? 

       













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