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  •  There's no logical problem (0+ / 0-)

    By what sane ranking system would gun control be at or near the top of issues that matter? Lack of health care kills something like 50,000 Americans per year, how does that compare with the number of lives that would be saved by whatever gun control measures you're proposing?

    •  So assuming we can walk and chew gum, what (2+ / 0-)
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      is YOUR solution to these kinds of gun problems?

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:12:43 PM PST

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      •  Solution (0+ / 0-)

        "What is YOUR solution to these kinds of gun problems?"

        Almost every one of these school shootings has involved shooters who were taking SSRIs at the time. SSRIs are known to make people violent and suicidal, even in healthy control groups who don't have depression. It would make sense to start by creating a functional mental health system that involves actually helping people rather than just giving out prescriptions for drugs that cause people to go on homicidal rampages.

        Sources:

        http://www.ssristories.com/...

        http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(psychiatrist)#Healy.E2.80.99s_Healthy_Volunteer_Study

        •  That's it? What about kids who take guns to (1+ / 0-)
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          school or get one laying around, as recently happened, and wound or kill another child? How do you think we should address that?

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:36:00 PM PST

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        •  BTW, how do we know this shooter was on SSRIs or (1+ / 0-)
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          middleagedhousewife

          how/if they affected him this way? I have not seen any such information out there.

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:37:03 PM PST

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    •  you forgot to list 'lack of health care' in top 20 (1+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener

      and that includes 'etc.'

      So I'm still wondering what the most important issues we should be focusing on and who gets to make the list.

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