(Closed) Interesting article: "I am Adam Lanza's Mother"

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Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think addressing our treatment of mental illness is perhaps more relevant than gun control.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@jjmomma:  I think the two are interconnected in so many important ways such that we should not discount either. If we don’t want the mentally ill getting their hands on guns easily, we need to address both the diagnosis and prognosis of mental illness and policies on gun acquisition and ownership.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
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@jjmomma:  Exactly. Gun control, or gun promotion (placing arms in the hands of teachers, armed security at schools, etc.) are both just band-aids. There are societies with and without guns that have very low crime rates. There are societies with and without guns that have higher crime rates. Let’s figure out what makes people want to pick up a gun for this reason in the first place, and if we can fix that, the hunters, target shooters, and lawful self-defense people and the “I am scared of guns and want them nowhere near me” people have nothing to fear from one another.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
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@mrsSonthebeach:  Agreed completely.  My point is seen, though, in that there is currently a thread with over 400 posts focusing on guns and only 5 in one addressing mental illness treatment.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jjmomma:  At least the discussions are happening? SMDH.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jjmomma:  (shaking my damn head) That’s actually the first time I have ever used that acronym so thanks for making me not feel like a loser for not knowing what it was after a billion times of seeing it posted. 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m not a huge fan of the title, but the article itself was interesting.

We really need a mental healthcare reform here in the US, but we also need to be careful about how we do it. There are thousands, if not many more, people who have mental illnesses and are a harm to nobody. And then there are people who have mental illnesses and commit heinous crimes. Somehow, we need to separate the two. We still need to treat both, of course, but we can’t lump all mentally ill people into one category. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@WillyNilly:  I had to look it up… but now I know!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@bella128:  Who wrote that second blog article?

I could not disagree with it more.  As in…I could write pages and pages about the many ways I  disagree, passionately, with almost every single thing written in that article.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
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@WillyNilly:  Ah, I’d never make you feel like a loser, Willy.  I’ve been crying too much to even shake my head at this point.  More violence can’t be the answer though.  Our culture has to change.  Our society has to place a higher value on… each other.  Media has to change.  Our forms of entertainment have to change.  I’ve been on the fence about the letting my sons play certain video games, but as of now they will no longer be allowed in my home.  We’re so isolated as a nation and yet pseudo-connected (as I sit here on the web).  We’re relying on pills to alter brainwaves, instead of considering the information being pumped into them.

@Regina Phalange:  I’ll be sharing this…

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