Mental illness.

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    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 doesn’t 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?

    O’Reilly: “Obama right to seek calm.” O’Reilly 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 didn’t pull the trigger, but it did stoke rage.”
     
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    got a link to where it sparked his rage ???
     
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    Loughner is bat-shit crazy. He likely doesn't know what day of the week, century, or decade it is either.

    He lives in a world where grammar and coins are Gods.

    Trying to rationalize ANYTHING he thinks or does is an undertaking in futility, and trying to politicize it is disingenuous and irresponsible.
     
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    Need to point fingers? Use the facts.


    This is exactly what I'm talking about in the other thread, ignore all the facts, the left must take advantage of this tragedy to score political points and attempt to silence those who oppose them.

    That's what's important to them.
     
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    I'm sure he did. Unfortunately, his reasons why were likely not grounded in any shared reality. More along the lines of taking out the next Hitler, or the instigator of WWIII or John Connor or some crap like that.
     
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    All the more reason to say he's indeed batshit crazy. Who in their right mind gets that worked up over rhetoric?
     
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    Paranoid schizophrenia is not always the same thing as the legal standard for insanity.

    A paranoid schizophrenic can still be completely responsible for their actions and cognizant of what they're doing.

    Since Laughner apologized in advance for what he was about to do, on his facebook page I think, that can show he knew what he was doing was wrong. The prosecution will probably hammer on that if he tries to plead insanity.
     
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    If this shooter doesn't meet your criteria for crazy, then who does??
     
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    Sarah Palin of course.

    :eusa_drool:
     
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    Naah not palin the Palintologists.

    But seriously folks.

    Yes the shooter was crazy. But I do not think legally innocent under legal definitions of insanity.

    My entire take on thie hate and fear mongering is that even if it did not cause this particular nut to kill, It is not healthy for America and I think it should stop.
    It is like a bunch of 12 yr old kids fussing. And not how what is touted by many as the gretest country in the world to be should be acting.
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