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Dec 16, 2012 cheerio54 commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
Point taken--the way we handle mental illness in this country has never been good. It's not good now when we either don't treat people or send them to prison, and it wasn't good in the 1950's when people were institutionalized at alarming rates in asylums.

However...we still need to talk about guns. Would this latest shooter have managed to kill 20 young children if he didn't have FIVE GUNS--including three semi-automatic weapons-- in the home he shared with his mother? I think probably not. The struggling parent who wrote this article had the wherewithal to remove sharp objects from her home. Perhaps it's time we all decided to get the dangerous fire-arms out of our homes as well. The fact is, you can't kill 20 children in 30 minutes without a semi-automatic weapon.
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Dec 16, 2012 cheerio54 commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
Point taken--the way we handle mental illness in this country has never been good. It's not good now when we either don't treat people or send them to prison, and it wasn't good in the 1950's when people were institutionalized at alarming rates in asylums.

However...we still need to talk about guns. Would this latest shooter have managed to kill 20 young children if he didn't have FIVE GUNS--including three semi-automatic weapons-- in the home he shared with his mother? I think probably not. The struggling parent who wrote this article had the wherewithal to remove sharp objects from her home. Perhaps it's time we all decided to get the dangerous fire-arms out of our homes as well. The fact is, you can't kill 20 children in 30 minutes without a semi-automatic weapon.