Was she a violent mentally-ill person? Would you happen to know? Because, read thus, it's not too long, don't fall asleep :wojar wrote:
Grandmother shoots grandchildren, 6-mo and 2-yrs old, to death with handgun.
Yep, but she should have been in a mental hospital.
"Denison, whom family members described as mentally ill."
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It is sad that we let mentally ill people run around and kill people. Just remember, it was you Libtards that let them out!!!
Mental Disorders in America
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.2 Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion — about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 — who suffer from a serious mental illness.1 In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada.3 Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.1
In the U.S., mental disorders are diagnosed based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV).
Now, Rogue, 1 out of 4. Yes, as you say, institutionalize them. Let's see now, 1 out of 4 Americans, hmmm, that comes to about 75 million people in hospitals and institutions. Many are working and paying taxes. You'd take them out of the work force, separate them from their families, and do you know how much it would cost to "place" 75 million people in these places?
Why don't you start by having a registry where such a person, wanting to buy a gun, would be flagged and refused that purchase? If the gun was owned by a family member, I would venture that whoever owns that gun is a guilty as she is. Period.