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  •  Getting annoyed (6+ / 0-)

    Boy, I am getting annoyed with people being so damn blind in an effort to push their own agendas.

    The gun lovers scream that when we say our gun laws are a contributing factor:

    "No you are making all gun owners out to be blood thirsty killers!!"

    So when we say that mental health and the lack of access to professional help is a contributing factor

    "No you are making everyone with mental health issues into blood thirsty killers!!'

    Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break.

    People want to ignore one factor to prop up their arguments in favor of another factor. How about they are all factors? Is that too complicated for people to understand? Just because we are talking about one factor does NOT elimanate the other.

    People need to grow the fuck up and get off thier own personal agendas for a few minutes.

    •  While I disagree (2+ / 0-)
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      mahakali overdrive, Satya1

      that it's too complicated to understand, I agree with you.  There is something wrong with people like Lanza who get up one day and commit mass murder and suicide.  I have a hard time believing they are totally mentally healthy.  They have issues, clearly.  Exactly WHAT Adam Lanza's issue was, I don't know.  But he was not mentally healthy, period.

      And I say this as someone who does struggle with mental illness, so I get it when people talk about lack of access to treatment, that it's not taken seriously, and it's used to belittle people and discriminate.

    •  This is the truth of the matter... (0+ / 0-)
      How about they are all factors? Is that too complicated for people to understand? Just because we are talking about one factor does NOT elimanate the other.

      "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

      by rubyr on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 09:26:21 PM PST

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