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15 December 2012 @ 07:33 am
Guns vs Mental Health Care Access  
guns vs mental health care access

Says it all, really. Even if you have money you can't force an adult family member to get help. The law forbids it unless you can PROVE they are a danger to themselves and others.

ETA: I am Adam Lanza's Mother A heart-wrenching story of a mother coping with an intermittently violent son who has been diagnosed with a number of things. Though she has a job to keep benefits she has received no effective help from the mental health care system and long term placements other than jail don't seem to exist any more.
litlebananalitlebanana on December 15th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
I think I heard that he actually may have simply purchased the weapons in her name, so who knows if she even knew about the guns.

I am hoping that this incident is so horrific that it will force stricter gun control. I know there have been many similar shootings, but this is the first that ever made me want to donate a large chunk of money to gun control. And since Obama doesn't have to worry about reelection, he can do the right thing. (I am confident what Obama believes is the right thing coincides with what I believe is the right thing. I have never been so glad Romney lost.)
Tapatitapati on December 16th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Yes this has tipped me over the edge into donating to gun control advocates. Normally I prioritize food banks and other charities aimed at poor people's basic needs or women's shelters.