MENTAL ILLNESS. We want to blame mental illness for the actions of the Arizona shooter but all mental ill do not pick up guns and shoot people. Mentally ill doesnt mean you do not know what you are doing and why you are doing it. Even if thinking it is distorted, shooter was not crazy. We cannot take guns away from everyone who is mentally ill or institutionalize them. If we did, Beck, Hannity, Rush, Angle, Bachmann, Palin and most of the Tea Baggerswould be at the top of the list, if not borderline mentally ill and should not have guns. They speak the same language as the Arizona shooter. We need a revolution every 20 years What doee that mean and what message doe it send? OReilly: Obama right to seek calm. OReilly and the right wing media should have thought of this when they were spewing all the hate, violence and racist rhetoric. Cory Farley. Columnist for Reno Gazette. Rhetoric didnt pull the trigger, but it did stoke rage.