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Prevention starts with mental health and gun control

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Prevention starts with mental health and gun control In the wake of the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many are asking "why" and "what can be done?" To feel so powerless in such awful circumstances is terrible, but not as appalling as the deaths of these innocents and the lifetime of grief that will be the constant companion of the victims’ families, loved ones and friends. Too frequently following tragedies, it is tempting ...


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MMRMIKE68
December 20, 2012
6:56 a.m.

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MAKE THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME. IF U ARE CAUGHT SELLING ILLAGLE GUNS OR AMMUNITION: 25 TO LIFE WITH NO BARGINING OR DEALS PERIOD. SEE IF THIS WILL MAKE THESE IDIOTS STOP AND THINK. GUN CONTROL ONLY STOPS THE GOOD GUYS FROM BUYING GUNS, NOT THE CRAZIES AND NUT CASES. IT'S TIME IN THIS COUNTRY TO STOP THE MADNESS. PUT THESE BAD PEOPLE IN PRISON WHERE THEY BELONG..........................MIKE

wmarincic
December 20, 2012
7:26 a.m.

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Dr. Rudy Nydegger, actually Rudy, they are the truth not just "Good bumper stickers", You might want to take a look at Mexico with the strictest gun laws in the Western Hemisphere and tell me how that is working out for the 10s of thousands murdered every year.....By guns.

wmarincic
December 20, 2012
7:34 a.m.

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Henry Molt, it takes about 8 months to get a pistol permit in N.Y. You can not buy a clip that holds more than 10 rounds in N.Y. and almost every family in this country has somebody in their extended family that can have mental issues. But you forget the most important thing, Our Constitution allows gun ownership....Maybe Free Speech is next to be removed as it is in England under their "Hate Laws". You can go to jail in England for calling someone stupid. BTW, the first thing they took was the guns and then the free speech. Be careful what you wish for.

J.D.
December 20, 2012
10:47 a.m.

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zelasko, your comment is very insightful...too many of these shooters come from divorced homes...
• Only three days before the Connecticut murders, 22-year-old Jacob Roberts ran amok in a Portland, Oregon, shopping mall. He killed two people with an automatic rifle before committing suicide. He had never known his mother and was raised by a divorced aunt and her husband who shared custody of him.
• Wade Page was a white supremacist who shot six Sikhs dead in Milwaukee before being killed by a police officer earlier this year. His parents were divorced.
• Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people with a car bomb and semi-automatic rifle in Norway in 2011. He has been jailed for 25 years. His parents divorced when he was one year old.
• Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, took a bag of rifles and handguns to Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and killed four girls and a teacher in 1998. They were jailed until they turned 21. Johnson’s parents were divorced.
• Thomas Hamilton, 43, killed 16 children and a teacher in Dunblane, Scotland, in 1996 with four handguns before shooting himself. His parents were divorced when he was three years old.
• George Hennard, 35, shot 23 people dead with a Glock 17 semi-automatic, and then shot himself on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas. His parents had divorced in 1983.
• Marc Lépine, 25, killed 14 women in Montreal in 1989. His parents separated when he was seven.
• James Oliver Huberty killed 21 people, including five children, in in a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California in 1984. His parents were divorced.

41% of babies are now born out of wedlock. Get the sexually explicit comp. sex ed. programs out of schools which assume that kids are doing it, and give them a strong message from sexual risk avoidance programs that have proven to be much more effective. If parents understood the truth about the difference between these two programs, and the latest scientific research affirming the SRA abstinence message, they'd all be demanding the sexual risk avoidance programs en force.

wmarincic
December 20, 2012
11:29 a.m.

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J.D. most of these parents could care less because as I see it, parents now days care more about their own happiness than they do about their kids. It was harder to get a divorce when I was a kid and that made lots of people look at ways to fix their marriage rather than dissolve it, also, people got married before having babies in most cases. Liberalism created a whole new world and it gets worse every day.

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