You mean the left never offered to take any of the ousted institutionalized patients home with them?
Thursday, July 26,2012
Mental health care, not gun laws
By Pamela White
In the aftermath of the Aurora theater massacre, weve seen an understandable, if misguided, call for tighter gun control, including a renewed ban on assault weapons.
But since the suspect in this case broke a great many laws to carry out his mass killing, including acquiring an extended magazine for his AR-15, its hard to say what well gain by making it harder for citizens to own weapons.
As Gov. John Hickenlooper told CNN, Im happy to look at anything, but if there were no assault weapons available, and no this or no that, this guy is going to find something. He knows how to create a bomb, and who knows where the mind would have gone.
Where theres a sick will, theres a way.
What people arent talking about in this case is the need for an overhaul of our mental health system. Since our goal ought to be preventing future tragedies like this one, not just passing feel-good legislation that has little real impact, perhaps our focus ought to be on the problem that likely caused the alleged perpetrator James Holmes to kill: mental illness.