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  •  Wrong Discussion -- jumps to conclusion (0+ / 0-)

    This diary confuses gun control with gun violence.

    We need a discussion about gun violence.  Gun control might be a solution to gun violence.  But there may be other, more effective, solutions -- like annual psychological screenings of all teens and young men by 3rd parties, looking for suicidally depressed potential shooters.  And, of course, a program to treat these individuals.  This idea was covered by Rachel Maddow yesterday.

    Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

    by Helpless on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:26:55 AM PST

    •  there is no such thing as the wrong discussion (7+ / 0-)

      especially if it leads in the direction you suggest. Some people aren't there yet. Discussion helps them get there.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:34:52 AM PST

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    •  But you can't force people to undergo (0+ / 0-)

      medical evaluations. UNLESS, that is part of the process of getting a gun -- might be a good idea.

      The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

      by LiberalLady on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:02:10 AM PST

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      •  Act of Congress (0+ / 0-)

        Universal depression screening.  Screen every teen for suicidal depression -- a school program conducted by non teachers specially trained for the job.  Suicidal teens told they need help and referred to mental health professionals whose fees are paid for by the government.  Cost born partially by a special fee on gun sales.

        This service should allow young adults to voluntarily participate.  According to Cullen, most want help.

        Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

        by Helpless on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 07:38:09 AM PST

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