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  •  really. i mean just what mental health resources (1+ / 0-)
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    did this latest shooter lack: he was from a very affluent family and no doubt had access to a ver high standard of car.  further, he had two very loving and concerned parents.

    the young man who was the virginia tech shooter had actually been committed for a short period for observation and had been undergoing various treatments for a long time.  he also had veryconcerned and involved parents and a large extended family and community.

    saying that it's a mental health problem puts the problem 'out there' in an individual,and allows the dominant narrative to remain unquestioned and intact, which is that 99% are responsbile gun owners and we don't need controls, that society need not make huge adaptations in this area.

    November 6, 2012: United citizens = 1, Citizens United = 0 (-9.75 / -9.05)

    by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 02:25:18 AM PST

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