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It's mental illness


POSTED: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 5:46pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 5:58pm

When I got the news alert yesterday there was ANOTHER shooting incident--- this time in College Station--- my heart sank.

Here we go again. It's just a matter of minutes before more northeastern liberals will try and use this as a catalyst to control guns.

I spoke on this topic a few weeks ago and what happened yesterday makes my point.

The problem we we have is not so called assault rifles. The problem is crazy people.

I'm sorry. I know that's putting it indelicately.

Certainly, not politically correct. But lets go back in time.

The Colorado shooter come to find out  was seeing a psychiatrist. That psychiatrist told a police officer that guy was a ticking time bomb.

Look at the guy who killed people at the temple. There was a history of strange behavior.

I don't mean eccentric, but many thought he was crazy.

Now the family of the guy who shot and killed the constable in College Station yesterday said he was
"disturbed." His mother said that. His step father said he was "crazy as hell."

That's our problem.

As I mentioned a while back. It's not guns. Crazy people will look for a way to kill you.

Remember Timothy McVeigh?

The trouble is we are not dealing with the mentally ill in this country. It's easier to just go after guns or Tea Party members.

It's mental illness.

That's your problem.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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"Crazy" is not a legal term.(No defining it).People have been trying to legislate morality for years. (not done yet).
You can not define or ban a weapon( next are ropes, firewood, rocks,cars, knives,etc).Mental health has zero way of predicting anything except by past behavior. Laws today prevent persons being held against their ( except for 3 days).Religion does not prevent murder. My Mom told me to stay away from people who get in trouble . So far my Mom wins the contest.

"crazy" may correlate in most cases, yet it's the "hate and revenge" factor that causes people to go on to mass-murder others. If you're "crazy", your thought patterns are distorted. It's by this avenue that hate and anger turns to behavior patterns, and then onto violence of others.

We can waste out time trying to keep us safe from people like this. We're too busy trying to keep weapons out of the hands of sane, law abiding citizens.

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