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1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:20:07 AM PST by Kaslin
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This is treacherous as it is too easy to define owning a gun as being of symptom of unbalanced.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:22:34 AM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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Adam Lanza was taking Fanapt - FOR ACUTE SCHIZOPHRENIA


3 posted on 12/26/2012 10:26:43 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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The FBI defines mass murder as four or more murders occurring during a particular event with no cooling-off period between the murders.

In 2012, out of a population of 313 million, just 6 people chose to become mass murderers.

That is the proverbial microscopic spec on the point of a needle lost in the biggest haystack you’ve ever seen.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:29:24 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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I’ve taken part in psychology studies for pay, many because I’m willing to say in the questionnaires that I am conservative.
There are surveys / studies that seek to link political orientation to lower compassion, less sensitivity, lower rationality, seeking authoritarianism, less willing to help others, less charitable, not as open minded. Though I do agree with the TED talk that found that liberals are more likely to be novelty seeking and have a lower disgust threshold.
There is already data and a series of studies seeking to prove that conservatives lack traits liberals prize and consider necessary for a “good” society like tolerance of everything.


5 posted on 12/26/2012 10:30:29 AM PST by tbw2
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"Who Is Too Unbalanced to Be Armed?"

I would start with registered Democrats.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

6 posted on 12/26/2012 10:31:00 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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Given the historical fact of how despots have used “mental illness” as a way of controlling political opponents, I think this article points out some clear hazards. The simple understanding that life has inherent risks that cannot be controlled to a 100% certainty would be a good start toward sanity for those who become emotional in their inability to understand firearms as just one tool (among many others) for personal security.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 10:31:08 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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The question is moot since the lunatics are now running the asylum.


8 posted on 12/26/2012 10:36:50 AM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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The response to Newtown should simply be mourning. All of the ingredients that allowed these things to take place existed 20, 30, 50 years ago, and throughout human existence. They’ve only started happening with regularity in this country recently. Why is that? I think the answer can be found in this quote by John Adams:

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”


10 posted on 12/26/2012 10:40:14 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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It is the sole responsibility of people like the late Nancy Lanza to keep guns out of the hands of unbalanced people. It's been reported that her son had violent outbursts. When she fails, then society has to step in. In this case it should have been armed and trained volunteers (admins and teachers) who would have cut short the rampage, or more likely deterred it altogether.

Easy answers are unrealistic unless one wants confiscation and the associated increase in crimes (other than murder and mass murder) seen in Britain.

11 posted on 12/26/2012 10:41:43 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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The kid who did the killing in Ct did not own any guns.

Unfortunately, his mother did, and she made them accessible to her son.

We will always have the mentally ill among us. Predicting which of them will become killers is certainly not an exact science.

I was taught in psych class in nursing school, that when it comes to mental health, that mentally, there is no “black” or white” and that we’re all just a different shade of gray.


12 posted on 12/26/2012 10:42:13 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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I have to disagree with the author. Aspingers syndrome is a much more specific and informative label than "saying he was a shy, socially inept loner", as the author states.

I recently correctly diagnosed a friends 4 year old with Aspergers Syndrome after our first meeting. I noticed that she walked everywhere on her tiptoes, and noted other behavioral quirks that are common to the disease, such as inability to make eye-contact, inappropriate modulation of her voice, abnormal sensitivity to noises.

Most Aspies are smarter than average and are often the first kids to read and know numbers at her age, but are not socialized at anywhere near their age level. The four year old girl I met is still in diapers.

I know there is some battle going on withing the psychology community (which is a very liberal and trendy community given to all manner of progressive nonsense) to delist Aspergers as a syndrome, but it's one of the most obvious and unique congenital mental impairments.

Here is the Wikipedia article on it, which is pretty good.

13 posted on 12/26/2012 10:45:04 AM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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The IRS and Homeland Security.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 10:46:20 AM PST by tennmountainman
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Joseph Biden said: "If that's his baby, he needs help. ... I don't know that he is mentally qualified to own that gun. I'm being serious."

Which raises the alternative question: Is Joe Biden mentally qualified to own a mouth? I'm being serious too.

15 posted on 12/26/2012 10:54:56 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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The problem is abuse.

Shrinks are notoriously liberal and would report anyone walking through their door as “unsuitable”.

This would only work if there were some minimum standards, such as an expressed threat.


16 posted on 12/26/2012 10:56:49 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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Yes I have been warning those who want to blame this on mental health. this is a slippery slope I don’t want to go down... putting our constitutional rights at the mercy of shrinks, judges, politicians, and/or family members.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 11:04:38 AM PST by wolfman23601
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I would wager that almost all of Adam Lanza’s would-be childhood playmates and fellow students (even though it's reported he was home schooled, that's another story) thought he was a psycho but their parents said “That's bullying! Don't say that, it's mean and uncalled for! He's just different.”
22 posted on 12/26/2012 11:20:43 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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What bothers me the most about this idea is the probability the psych database will be prone to the same problems the NECS has: No way of knowing how you got on the list, no way of knowing how to get off the list if you’re on it (Hint: you can’t), and no way to know if you’re even *on* the list, short of being rejected.

It’s much too secretive for my liking. It’s gun banning by another means.


23 posted on 12/26/2012 11:26:49 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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Anyone who voted for Obama the second time around and anyone who voted for Romney in the primaries while there was still another choice.


24 posted on 12/26/2012 11:28:41 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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Who Is Too Unbalanced to Be Armed?

Chris Matthews.

5.56mm

27 posted on 12/26/2012 11:44:48 AM PST by M Kehoe
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Yet treating gun violence as “a mental health problem” presents similar dangers.

gun violence is a political term.
What we need to deal with is VIOLENCE and the fact that we have so many people that see it as a solution to their problems.
The guns that Adam Lanza used had no will of their own. The did not hate Lanza nor any of the 26 other people killed. The guns had no violent intent towards anyone. The hate, the violent intent was all Lanza.


29 posted on 12/26/2012 1:01:56 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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