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To: Elsie

“In Search of Meaning at Sandy Hook

That’s easy: we’ve sown the wind and are now reaping the whirlwind.”

I must disagree.

The core issue lies in the sad fact that a wealthy mother with resources at her command, continued to harbor a known psychotic and violent family member instead of institutionalizing him.

Her fault, not the communities.

Having said that, the community IS at fault for not allowing teachers to be armed. Had they been armed, PsychoShooter would have been stopped with a much lower number of murders.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 7:54:24 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: GladesGuru

“The core issue lies in the sad fact that a wealthy mother with resources at her command, continued to harbor a known psychotic and violent family member instead of institutionalizing him.”

That is really easy to say. With today’s laws, it is almost impossible to get a family member institutionalized. If you can prove that they are “a threat to themselves or others,” then they can be sent to get medical help. They immediately are given drugs, and in as little as 3 days, when they are declared “stable,” they are released. Soon, decide they don’t need their meds, and the cycle starts all over again.

It is incredibly difficult to get anyone permanently “institutionalized.” It is a very short, temporary stay, at best.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 8:03:37 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: GladesGuru

Disagree all you want - this Nation has a SIN problem.


12 posted on 12/17/2012 3:34:33 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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