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Originally Posted by backstop13 View Post
Again, I still think the issue is more than firearms. 75% of the mass murderers in the last 30 years had a diagnosed mental health issue prior to their killing sprees. Why these people weren't kept in check by family or by more thorough background checks is beyond me.
Or maybe a little bit better medical system and social safety net, so people would actually have the capability to seek treatment for themselves or their family? Oh, that's right, the republicans don't like SOCIALISM. It's ok if some kids get killed, as long as we don't get SOCIALISM.

Seriously, the same people who are blocking any attempt to control firearms are the same people who are blocking any attempt to implement a system that would allow some options for mentally ill people, for people with no hope, for people who are backed into a corner, etc. Funny that. And yet no one suggests maybe the republican should change their stance on that a little. Oh, that's right, that might lead to SOCIALISM.

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