What is the purpose of background checks for weapons purchases, if not to eliminate the most dangerous potential buyers?<quoted text>
It's an extremely complicated issue. What would you suggest?
The Republicans want to cut medicaid and medicare; but rightwingers like Carol continue to say "Obama must do something about the mentally ill"; ok, what? Lock up everyone who acts a little odd? Who will pay for this wholesale warehousing of people?
We already do this through the criminal justice system; we have more people in prison than any other country.
Psychiatrists prescribe drugs; these drugs often make the person worse; no one knows what to do.
That would include convicted felons and those with mental illness.
There are records to identify the felons, but not the mentally ill.