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Subject:  Re: another shooting - Oregon School Date:  6/12/2014  10:22 AM
Author:  sano Number:  438503 of 517425

I'm advocating making mental healthcare a greater priority.

1) As others have pointed out, many people do not want the stigma of mental health issues on their record. They will lie on psych evals to avoid the red flag.

2) Society cannot compel a person to submit to healthcare treatments or force him/her to take prescribed meds.

Owning/buying guns is a right with responsibilities. Just as a pilot must appeal to regain his pilots license, a person who wants to buy/own guns should have to prove fitness. I know that isn't the current state of affairs, but that's where we need to be.

If the USA is okay with the rising trend in school/workplace shootings, then this whole conversation is moot.

When we finally do get fed up, the solution will have to addresss mental health care AND responsible gun ownership.
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