Skip to comments.Honor Newtown victims by dealing with guns and mental health issues
Posted on 12/13/2013 6:55:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
The families of Newtown, Conn., have a simple request on the anniversary of the tragic shooting that took 26 lives, 20 of them children, a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Honor the victims by performing an act of kindness on Saturday. We'll try to honor that request, and we hope others do, too.
But, frankly, there's more that needs doing. Twenty-six died on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, and there have been other mass shootings since. But when we honor those victims, let's also honor the many other victims of gun violence in our communities. In Milwaukee alone so far this year, 98 people have been killed and there have been more than 400 shootings, according to Police Lt. Mark Stanmeyer.
Some of what needs doing involves approving measures that keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people; some of it involves providing more assistance to those with mental health issues such as Adam Lanza, the shooter in Newtown.
On mental health, some progress has been made in the last year in the wake of the Newtown shootings, but much more needs to be done, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The alliance reported that 36 states and the District of Columbia increased funding for mental health this year.
Wisconsin was among those, with Gov. Scott Walker adding about $28 million to the state budget to deal with mental health issues. And this week, the Obama administration promised $100 million to increase access and quality of mental health services.
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Journal Sentinel editorial on guns and mental health.
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mental health evals needed for those who keep electing these morons.
Liberalism is a mental illness.
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“Wisconsin was among those, with Gov. Scott Walker adding about $28 million to the state budget to deal with mental health issues.”
Twenty-eight Million dollars won’t get past the pencil-pushers and “consultants.”
Honor the victims by banning gun-free zones.
The MJS is shamefully exploiting the Sandy Hook massacre. While some parents chose to become useful idiots for the gun confiscation crowd, the families specifically stated their intentions for tomorrow: show an act of kindness - period.
The press just can’t help but reveal their true communist colors. Reprehensible.
Compare the Columbine 'Real 911 calls' to the staged fake active drill at SH 911 calls. No comparison. Then you'll know. Try it. Or are you just afraid
My ‘act of kindness’ will be to carry concealed, protecting those around me. Just like I do every day.
Random acts of carry. right on.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED... FOAD leftists.
“Compare the Columbine ‘Real 911 calls’ to the staged fake active drill at SH 911 calls. No comparison.”
I compared your post to the post of a sane person. No comparison.
I agree and will honor the Newtown/Sandy Hook children. Tomorrow, 14 Dec, there is a gun show in Dickinson, ND. My wife and I are going and will buy a gun, just because. Eliminate the gun free killing fields, arm teachers and janitors, in fact arm every citizen of the United States. Require Citizens to be armed and trained in order to board an aircraft or other public transportation. When was the last terror attack in Switzerland?
We once dealt with mental health issue, but I think it was Carter who decided they all should be freed to become homeless instead of cared for.,
It happened before Carter. It was during the Kennedy administration that the mentally ill son of Robert Truehaft’s law partner invaded my apartment in the middle of a sunny Saturday morning in Berkeley, CA. I chased him out and called the cops. He was being chased out of another apartment when he was arrested. (Truehaft was the attorney for the American Communist Party and Hillary Rodham’s mentorand where she learned about Sol Alinsky.)
Well, if anyone has cornered the market on Looneytune Leftists, it’s Madistan!