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Biden: Mental Health Check May Have Prevented Virginia Tech Shooting
http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | January 25,2013 | Mathew Larotonda

Posted on 01/25/2013 5:16:49 PM PST by Biggirl

Vice President Biden says a mental health check on gun sales may have averted the 2007 mass shooting on Virginia Tech‘s campus. Biden’s comments came after a roundtable discussion in Richmond today that included experts involved with the gun control commission convened after the university tragedy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; biden; guncontrol; mentalhealth; secondamendment; virginatech; virginia

1 posted on 01/25/2013 5:16:57 PM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

It could have prevented you from becoming a nuisance.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 5:21:22 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Biggirl

Hey bite me when are you going for a mental test.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 5:21:27 PM PST by bikerman (Gun control does nothing to stop gun violence. But then, Washington specializes in the art of doing)
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To: Biggirl

Let’s talk about Ft Hood, shall we? Allahu Ahkbar! Yup, mental illness alright.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 5:22:37 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Biggirl

So would have allowing students to conceal carry, but somehow, I don’t think that came up in this “round table”.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 5:23:34 PM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: Biggirl

Biden needs a mental health check, He actually believes he can ride Obama’s coat tails into the White House.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 5:25:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Biggirl

Hey, Ok there Joe Bippy!

Now why don’t you just run along like a good boy, and tell that to the ACLU?!

THEY happen to be the ones who are the staunch “defenders” of the absolute “rights” of the mental whack jobs on the streets! Including the “right” to keep their insanity from public scrutiny.

Oh, and as memory serves me, it was the ACLU that forced states to open the doors of their insane asylums and let the inmates take to the streets.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 5:27:18 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Biggirl

Screw the mental health check on gun sales, We need to implement mental health checks on all those running for office as well as those already in! And as SERKIT points out whats the point when it’s the Friggin psychiatrist that’s doing the shooting!


8 posted on 01/25/2013 5:27:25 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Biggirl

If mental checks were required to be a Vice President Joe Biden would be in a rubber room right now


9 posted on 01/25/2013 5:28:58 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Biggirl
With all that he says, a mental health check might have prevented Biden from being allowed to be VP.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 5:31:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Biggirl

A vasectomy could have prevented Joe Biden.

If only his parents had known in advance what a pathetic moron they were going to conceive they could have prevented it.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 5:34:18 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Biggirl

Not having incompetent cowards and corrupt liars running our country, would have likely prevented the brutal deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi.

Hey Biden, please, have your damn stroke.


12 posted on 01/25/2013 5:40:10 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Biggirl

You first Biden..your brain is fried. When was the last time that you drew a sober breath?


13 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:07 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: boomop1

Beat me by a lot!


14 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:49 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: Biggirl

“Eligibility Check May Have Prevented Obama From Being President”


15 posted on 01/25/2013 5:45:53 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Biggirl

BS. Was Nancy Lanza mentally ill? So far no one is proposing any new laws that would have prevented this tragedy


16 posted on 01/25/2013 5:48:00 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Biggirl

A trained person with a ccw in the classroom would have had a better chance for prevention.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 5:50:39 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Biggirl
A judge failed to act correctly in the VATech case ~ he could have commited the guy but he sent him to outpatient therapy.

Biden knows that ~ wonder why he's telling lies about the situation ~ perhaps the judge is one of his buddies or something.

18 posted on 01/25/2013 5:51:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: boomop1

Beat me by a lot!


19 posted on 01/25/2013 5:52:19 PM PST by sasquatch
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To: Biggirl

I was on campus when the shooting happened. The school ignored the problems with the shooter. He should have been kicked off long before the shooting.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 5:52:31 PM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Biggirl
Drudge Report's picture of Plugs Biden:

'MENTAL HEALTH CHECK'

21 posted on 01/25/2013 5:53:07 PM PST by Red Steel
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Holmes was doing graduate level study in a psychiatric field. Captain Hasan was, of course, a psychiatrist.

That's 2 out of the last 20 mass killings where the perp is a shrink!

That's a full 10% ~ probably need to evaluate everyone in the entire field.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 5:54:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: plain talk
Nancy Lanza could very well have been mentally ill ~ what little folks have let filter out of the innermost cirlces of her life suggest she was VERY obsessed with her kid and his problems ~ to the point she let her marriage go down the drain.

Pappa could illuminate that side I suppose.

But whatever it was, certainly her degree of obsession was no worse than that of Diane Feinstein who is trying to cast blame for everything on people who had nothing whatsoever to do with any of it.

She's certifiable if anyone is!

23 posted on 01/25/2013 5:58:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: plain talk

“Was Nancy Lanza mentally ill? So far no one is proposing any new laws that would have prevented this tragedy”

Don’t know about specifics, but I’ve seen it noted a questionnaire might ask if there are known mentally ill people, convicted felons, etc. in the household?


24 posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:35 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: All

Looks like a “nerve” was struck twice today with the two Biden related articles.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 5:59:35 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: truth_seeker

... and Nancy would have likely answered no as I would have. It would have prevented nothing


26 posted on 01/25/2013 6:02:33 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Biggirl

Mental health check may have eliminated biden from the Senate.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 6:03:58 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: Biggirl
On the flip side, if our Second Amendment rights are subject to a fitness test, many people who need help will avoid seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist. You'd have to be crazy to go to one of them if it meant permanently forfeiting your right to defend yourself.

And if a screening is required as part of the purchase process, that will be simply another frivolous tax on the purchase. Whether disturbed and planning mayhem or disturbed and buying for appropriate reasons, firearms purchasers who are concerned about passing will simple Google "correct answers to the Biden mental health interview questions" and pass the check. This will not make anyone safer. This will accomplish nothing except to further infringe on our right to keep and bear arms. Still, that infringement is the goal and the far left will consider any infringement a success.

28 posted on 01/25/2013 6:04:04 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: Biggirl

Oh geez, how about if we make mental capacity a condition of being allowed to vote?

or to be Vice President of the US?


29 posted on 01/25/2013 6:26:13 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Red Steel

Several ways the Brits would caption that photo: “He’s gone ‘round the bend!” or “Barking mad!” or “Certifiable!”


30 posted on 01/25/2013 6:30:23 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Biggirl

If mental health is an issue, that rules out 95% of our Senators, Representatives, and 100% of the Administration.

I say they should go first. Give up all their guns and security protections. Become the first capital to be gun free zone. Challenge them to tell why the rules they claim will solve the problems should be ignored when applied to the DC area.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 6:37:52 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Biggirl

“We have found a mental health check, effective with firearms use”

“We have found a quality mental health examination, effective in quality life issues.”

“We have found the now required mental health examination, under the Affordable Extortion-Care Act, effective in and for all indivduals for optimal health.”

“Please submit, the name and date of your required vehicle operators mental health care examination.” “Thank you for your cooperation.”

“Please be prepared to stop for your random vehicle proof of insurance inspection permit, random sobriety tests, and please be prepared to show your updated required annual operator’s insurance mental test permit.”


32 posted on 01/25/2013 6:38:21 PM PST by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Biggirl

Hey Joey, you fricking drooling lobotomite - would that include a guy whose hairplugs were lifted from a chimpanzee’s butt - a crackhead who, in a serious national debate, mugged and giggled ala The Joker, a cognitive flatliner who was so fricking dim he had to lift his Senate speeches from some Limey union thug? A guy in the habit of calling himself the smartest guy in the room? A parastie who has never had a real job - who says he used to watch FDR on TV??????? You know what, Joey, you are the Nancy Boy’s poodle - peddling the gun-grabbers’ mad hallucinations in the Old Dominion, for crying out loud. Just when everyone thought you couldn’t be any more goofy, you raise the bar another notch. Amazing!


33 posted on 01/25/2013 6:40:35 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: Biggirl

Under his own criteria, he has to surrender his office stapler...


34 posted on 01/25/2013 6:42:13 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: muawiyah
A judge failed to act correctly in the VATech case ~ he could have commited the guy but he sent him to outpatient therapy.

Yes, it was pretty far along by then. But before that, the parents had the choice to put him in required therapy while he lived at home, or to dump him at school. They chose to dump him at school.

35 posted on 01/25/2013 7:13:23 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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36 posted on 01/25/2013 7:13:24 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Biggirl

If You Didn’t Build That didn’t need a background check to be president, I don’t need one to buy guns.


37 posted on 01/25/2013 7:13:38 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Biggirl

... a mental health check on gun sales may have averted the 2007 mass shooting on Virginia Tech‘s campus.


This is the best that the writers at ABC News can do?

Since this happened in the past, it should read “...a mental health check on gun sales MIGHT have averted...”


38 posted on 01/25/2013 7:17:49 PM PST by Mack the knife
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To: Biggirl

... politicians and policemen to be hardest hit.


39 posted on 01/25/2013 7:52:58 PM PST by FredZarguna ("The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." -- Henry the Sixth Part II, 4.2.71-78)
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To: Biggirl
Vice President Biden says a mental health check on gun sales may have averted the 2007 mass shooting on Virginia Tech‘s campus.

A mental health check on Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates might prevent national disasters of misgovernance.

40 posted on 01/25/2013 8:04:30 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Biggirl

My parents have to fill out paperwork for me to be even able to discuss their medical conditions (heart problems), so exactly how would Bimbos plan work?

Are they going to throw out the patient privacy act?

To buy a gun or even ammunition, am I going to have to pay a NUT (who acts like a “Doctor”) to get a piece of paper saying “I’m of Sound mind”...which they won’t because “no one in their right mind outside of Military and Police NEEDS a gun”.

Jesus wept, this is gonna get so ugly, and it ain’t funny.


41 posted on 01/25/2013 8:24:24 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Biggirl

When The Lord was passing out brains, Joe Biden thought he said pains, and said, “don’t give me any”.


42 posted on 01/26/2013 12:17:41 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: All

Looks like this post did strike a nerve!


43 posted on 01/26/2013 3:03:22 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Mental Health Checks would have also prevented King Obama and about 90% of democrat senators and congressmen from taking public office.


44 posted on 01/26/2013 6:03:51 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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Such a check would greatly reduce the number of Democrat politicians..


45 posted on 01/26/2013 6:51:10 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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