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  •  Well, keeping guns from dangerous people is (1+ / 0-)
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    a move toward making fewer problems.

    I'm not foreseeing a situation where people who are ill are needlessly stuck with a diagnosis of dangerous unless they are fully evaluated and seen to be so.

    I certainly am not proposing to generalize as you seem to fear, and I hope others do not either.

    Painting violence as lurking within outsider, weirdo crazy people doesn't really do much to solve the problem of violence in our culture, or to help those with mental illness.
    Most ill people -- even those in full blown psychotic episodes-- do not hurt others. I should know. I lived with a hair-raising situation I won't go into. So no, we should not just "paint" people as violent, not unless it is decided by professionals to be warranted since most mentally ill people are not dangerous.

    "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

    by Gorette on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:27:48 PM PST

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