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Drugs not guns the real issue

Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:00 am | Updated: 7:49 am, Thu Jan 3, 2013.

Here we go again…back on the merry-go-round of gun control issues whenever there is a mass shooting. But the real problem is not what was used to kill but why the shooters did it.

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  • Rick Slo Low posted at 9:49 am on Tue, Jan 1, 2013.

    Rick Slo Low Posts: 1369

    Drugs and hormones have no effect on behavior ,ask any married man .Its like saying you behave differently depending on the phase of the moon.

  • Whiplash Willy posted at 7:41 pm on Tue, Jan 1, 2013.

    Whiplash Willy Posts: 814

    Thank G-D they were on big pharma drugs! I shudder to think what would of happened if they were on medical marijuana.

  • TN4994 posted at 3:14 pm on Wed, Jan 2, 2013.

    TN4994 Posts: 1832

    Rick, you are trying to have someone assist with suicide. Aren't you.

  • AzFreebird posted at 5:20 pm on Thu, Jan 3, 2013.

    AzFreebird Posts: 29

    Our medical system here falls short. The answer is to put the "mentally ill" people on medication, yet very few are supervised nor are they given any treatment to get better. Big pharm. co's have the monopoly.
    However, with the most recent mass shooting, Sandy Hook, he was mentally challenged with NO mention of whether he was on medication or not. Nor were quite a few others.
    That is a huge leap saying "it's the drugs". While it could be a cause, it's not the root cause! Call it for what it is. Mentally unstable.
    How many "sane" people go around shooting other people? How many people are on those medications that don't shoot people???
    Stop with trying to explain it away by saying "it was the drugs". It's a huge assumption with little factual basis.

  • wes alderson posted at 2:17 am on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    wes alderson Posts: 9237

    Hee hee hee. Tn and Rick? You guys are waaaay better than abbot and costello.

  • slpd153 posted at 3:46 pm on Fri, Jan 4, 2013.

    slpd153 Posts: 29

    Another issue that has not been mentioned is that here is mother who has a son with identified mental health issues and unable to become involved in others with even a reasonable social manner. Knowing all of this she goes out and purchases two hand guns and a semi-automatic rifle and then takes the son and one of his friends out and teaches them how to load and shot the firearms, what the heck was she thinking?

    She the stage and provided this disturbed kid with the knowledge and firearms that eventually took her life and so many other deer little ones and teachers. This was truely a case that could have been avoided by not putting a deadly weapon into the wrong persons hand. Sad isn't it.


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