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  •  Again, quite true (2+ / 0-)
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    Mayfly, FloridaSNMOM

    But note that my blog makes a point about this. In Spooner's case, a legal defense of mental illness failed. Nor did doctors agree with this assertion. Even so, it's reasonable to ask why the aged Mr. Spooner got himself into position to create this tragedy. Did it have nothing to do with his age and mental acuity? Possibly. But even without formal diagnosis (see, I'm agreeing with you), it ought to be obvious that as people age and their faculties dim, guns become even deadlier weapons. It's like letting a kid play with a gun. The child then becomes father to the man, or should.

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