As of Friday, January 18, 2013
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Mr. President, mental illness is the problem, not the guns. These people who have a mentally ill person (in their care) never come forward until something drastic happens. Why? Because the law can’t help until they actually hurt someone.
People do not talk about their problems. We need more help with mental illness. If a parent keeps an ill person in the home and decides not to tell anyone and lets that person play with guns, then they are responsible.
A person with mental problems can go out in society, buy a gun and no one recognizes the person’s mentality. These people change in character periodically to what they need to be. The public does not recognize anyone being mentally ill. It’s the home life that sparks the killing, and these people will do harm when they want to.
I say the last school killing was the mother’s fault. Had she gotten help, things might have been better. I can’t see telling people to get rid of guns or whatever, and I don’t see the security guards as needed. Common sense is needed.
NADINE M. MATHIS