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  •  That bothers me. The mentally ill are more likely (5+ / 0-)

    to be victims of violence than perpetrators of it. I'm sick of "mentaly ill" being conflated with "violent. We have enough stigma on us already.

    •  I agree (0+ / 0-)

      Not all mentally ill people are violent any more than all gun owners are violent. But here at DKos, and especially in gun-related threads, many don't let that get in the way of a not-so-well-thought-out rant sometimes.

      •  Well, the mentally ill in the US fare among the (1+ / 0-)
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        coquiero

        worst in the world as far as successful treatment. Gun owners are getting most of what they want in most of the country. The mentally ill and gunowners aren't really in the same boat.

        I do agree, however, that over-generalizations aren't helpful. I have some wonderful friends that hunt for food. They hunt in the most compassionate way possible for deer that would otherwise be dying- in my deer-filled area- on the hood of an SUV. Those kind of gunowners don't deserve blanket condemnation. And I'm a vegetarian whose 95% pacifist. As long as other people are going to eat meat, why shouldn't they be doing it in the most environmentally-friendly, humane way possible?

        •  X1000, Thank you, samanthab (1+ / 0-)
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          LilithGardener

          So now the gun "aficionados" are trying to compare themselves with them mentally ill...

          They are so oppressed, those gun owners.  Just ask the gun owners of GA.  Oppression and facism, I tell you!

          I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

          by coquiero on Wed May 07, 2014 at 03:35:31 PM PDT

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